NASA to announce module name on 'Colbert Report'

Apr 11, 2009
In this April 17, 2008 file photo, Stephen Colbert host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report"appears on the show's set at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. Colbert is still clinging to hope that NASA will name a new room at the international space station after him. NASA will announce the name of the module Tuesday, April 14, 2009 on the Comedy Central show. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(AP) -- Stephen Colbert is still clinging to hope that NASA will name a new room at the international space station after him.

The space agency said Friday it would announce the name of the module Tuesday on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." Astronaut Sunita Williams will appear on the program.

The agency held an online contest, letting the public vote on a name for a future addition to the station. "Colbert" beat out NASA's four suggested options: Serenity, Legacy, Earthrise and Venture.

The comedian said in a statement: "I certainly hope does the right thing. Just kidding. I hope they name it after me."

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On the Net:

NASA's Name Node 3 Contest: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name-ISS/index.html

The Colbert Report: http://www.colbertnation.com/home

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earls
5 / 5 (1) Apr 13, 2009
I'm sure they'll name it Serenity, and are appearing on Colbert in good faith for not naming it after him. :(
Archivis
not rated yet Apr 13, 2009
Colbert has sort of become an iconic figure seemingly out of nowhere. I really hope they do name it after him.

Though Serenity would be a great 2nd choice just because I was a fan of Firefly :)