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03/06/2009 10:51 AM ID: 77445 Permalink   

Space Module to be Named After Stephen Colbert?


Comedian Stephen Colbert has entered a contest run by NASA to name a new node set for the International Space Station. Colbert on Tuesday urged his fans to put his name in the running, after despairing over the names chosen by NASA.

Of the names Earthrise, Legacy, Serenity and Venture, Colbert said: "Those aren't space modules, those are organic teas. But you know what name would look fantastic on the side of that module? Colbert!" By Wednesday, he was second on the list.

This is the second time NASA has asked for public participation in naming space equipment. The module in question will contain racks and the station's life support system, as well as a six-window observation deck. Voting is on at NASA's web site.

    WebReporter: Lois_Lane Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
  He's got my vote  
He's beaten Xenu for the top spot!

Initial pitch:
  by: caution2     03/06/2009 11:03 AM     
  by: Amaze   03/06/2009 02:49 PM     
  Colbert got my vote  
Have to stamp out XENU! We cannot let that galactic overlord win this battle!
  by: slavefortheman     03/06/2009 03:05 PM     
  Do your duty as an American...  
and vote!
  by: koenig32   03/06/2009 04:15 PM     
  I'm surprised  
that they didn't put it up for bid for corporate advertising with the economy the way it is. I can see it now "This module sponsered by: Taco Bell - check out our .99 value menu!"
  by: snowztorm29     03/06/2009 05:14 PM     
  Colbert ftw  
Haha! He got my vote
  by: aljo4025   03/06/2009 05:27 PM     
  I voted  
but the official count doesn't seem to tally in write in votes. I hope colbert gets it.
  by: psycobob     03/06/2009 07:06 PM     
  Ive done  
my part
  by: RyanB     03/06/2009 07:23 PM     
  I voted  
But this is no compensation for his failure in the presidential election.

  by: Mr. Wright     03/06/2009 08:19 PM     
Didn't he try to get a bridge in like Slovakia or somewhere named after him?

  by: VermiciousG     03/06/2009 09:13 PM     
  by: caution2     03/06/2009 09:46 PM     
  Xenu.... Seriously?  
I really should not be suprised that one of the top names is the galactic overlord of scientology.... Has anyone else read there fictional "bible"? Come on now.... Really? That's a little retarded...
  by: USMC Blades   03/07/2009 06:53 AM     
  @USMC Blades  
"Has anyone else read there fictional "bible"? Come on now.... Really? That's a little retarded..."

and yet 2.1 billion chirstians/catholics and 1.5 billion muslims follow equally retarded bibles. side by side there's little difference between any of the major religions, and the only difference for scientology is its a new religion.... its all the same BS. chiristians and muslims and what not might think scientology is silly, but in reality its no more silly than the popular religions.

as for "their fictional "bible""... what bible ISN'T fiction?
  by: HAVOC666     03/07/2009 01:58 PM     
Yeah, they should name it the St. God or something because science and religion go together like pool shock and brake fluid.

@Havoc: "what bible ISN'T fiction?"

The Wine Bible. I'm not posting a link, but you can get it at Amazon.
  by: captainchainsaw   03/07/2009 09:23 PM     
  The sailor's bible  
  by: VermiciousG     03/07/2009 09:26 PM     
  He won!  
Space Station Colbert!
  by: caution2     03/24/2009 06:35 PM     
Yes, he won the most voted "suggestion". Final say is still up to the NASA bigwigs.
  by: VermiciousG     03/24/2009 07:30 PM     
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