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Tuesday March 24, 2009 1:52 pm

Colbert Nation to Earn a Place Among the Stars?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Television,

Stephen ColbertNASA wasn’t prepared for the power of the Colbert Nation. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently held a naming contest for the new room of the international space station. Apparently, the government agency never heard about the late night host’s influence over his fans.

When caught wind of the write-in invitation that NASA instigated to get ideas, the host urged his viewers into action. NASA picked the name Serenity for the new room - but votes for Colbert outnumbered the choice by 230,539 votes.

NASA, of course, has the final vote on naming the room…but a quarter million fans isn’t exactly the set you want to anger. John Yembrick, spokesman for NASA, says the room will be named in April and that the name winning the most votes will also get “the most consideration.”

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