Saturday, March 14, 2009

Colbert takes on the Browncoats in space?

Vote to name Node 3 of the International State Station. So far, Serenity is in the lead in the naming poll for Node 3 (with 73 percent of the vote besting the other NASA suggestions: Earthrise, Legacy, and Venture). But watch out Browncoats, comedian Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report"), who failed in his bid to become president, has now launched a campaign to get Node 3 named after him as a write-in. The Huffington Post gave him an edge.

It seems hard to believe the name Colbert would have a chance in space against Serenity though. Not with Browncoats in the 'verse. Did Colbert know who he was messing with? NASA may not be too keen on the idea either. The name is supposed to:

...reflect the spirit of exploration and cooperation embodied by the space station, and follow in the tradition set by Node 1- Unity- and Node 2- Harmony.
The voting is open until March 20, with the name announced in April.

Space shuttle Endeavour plans to deliver the parts to build the node in December 2009. Node 3 features a cupola with seven windows to provide great views of earth and lots more pics of the home planet.

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