Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stephen In Space!

The Colbert Nation has done their duty once again and handed Stephen Colbert the most votes in NASA's space module naming contest. "Colbert" received 230,539 votes, beating the second most popular, Serenity, by over 40,000 votes. Of course, NASA reserves the right to decide which name to pick, and it remains to be seen whether they'll allow the faux pundit's name on their module -- which, incidentally, includes a machine designed to turn astronauts' urine into drinkable water.

This isn't Stephen's first brush with NASA; last year, he interviewed astronaut Garrett Reisman through a live link-up from the International Space Station. He has quite a history of trying to get things named after himself, including a Hungarian bridge and a hockey team's mascot.