23 March 2009

Colbert Nation Strikes Again

Space Station Colbert? : ScienceInsider
NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.

The name "Colbert" beat out NASA's four suggested options in the space agency's effort to have the public help name the addition. The new room will be launched later this year.
Awesome. The other thing that makes me laugh is that among the other leading write-in options was "ubuntu." Geeks rule.

My prediction is that they will go with "Serenity," itself a nod to geek culture, but the name Colbert will be featured somewhere on the module and Colbert will make a big deal about it, generating some great PR for NASA.   At least that would be the smart thing to do.

4 comments:

little d, S.N. said...

~nods~ that would be the SMART thing. I bet NASA has never ever had a contest generate so many website hits.

kath8562 said...

Might I suggest the put his name on the new toilet?

ps: word verification: amena. I believe they spelled it wrong.

Kipper said...

I was pretty surprised to see the Colbert Nation trounce the Browncoats on this one.

kath8562 said...

really, I was JUST KIDDING!

http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=stephen-colbert-may-be-honored-with-2009-03-24