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NASA will announce module name winner on Colbert Report - VIDEO

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 14th 2009 11:17AM
Stephen Colbert of The Colbert ReportChalk up another win for the Colbert Nation. Maybe, or not. Whatever.

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams will appear on tonight's Colbert Report to announce the winning name that will go on the International Space Station's module.

For those of you who aren't in the know and therefore aren't cool, here's the skinny. NASA held an online vote to field suggestions on names for a new module on the space station. Colbert rallied his legion of ballot stuffing zombies to nominate his name and the name "Colbert" eventually garnered the most votes.

Now my mind immediately tells me the obvious will happen. NASA will happily concede Colbert's victory and paste his name on the module. It has to be the answer. Why else would they announce it on his show, other than just to be cruel? After all, we are talking about astronauts. Has the Upright Citizens Brigade taught us nothing?

But then there's that part of my brain that loves to jump into situations with obvious outcomes and plant the idea that something completely oddball and strange will happen. We all have it. It usually shows up at high school proms, IRS audits and football games where a house deed is involved in a bet.

Stranger things have happened. Right?

Is there a chance that NASA will not announce Colbert as the winner of the node naming contest?
Sure.100 (59.9%)
Hell no.67 (40.1%)

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The name has been announced.

Here is a link to the article on MSNBC.com


April 14 2009 at 10:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's going to happen, and it'll be called Colbert, but I really wanted to see Serenity in space.

Maybe they'll just name some other part of the ISS after him.

April 14 2009 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Stewart

Considering the names of the other two modules and the name that actually won (before they allowed write-ins) they really should go with that. At the very least Colbert should decline and dismiss this as nothing more than a cute little publicity stunt.

April 14 2009 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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