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NASA to Announce Module Name on Colbert Report




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Cable,

Stephen ColbertAfter weeks of waiting, the time has finally come. On tonight’s episode of , NASA will officially reveal what the new international space station module will be named.

This announcement is of particular interest to fans of the Comedy Central program because they played a role in the final decision. After comparing the adminstration’s previous four suggestions - Serenity, Legacy, Earthrise and Venture - to organic teas, host Stephen Colbert encouraged his viewers to submit write-in votes. When the naming contest ended, ‘Colbert’ had bested the 2nd place finisher by 40,000 votes.

Unfortunately, Stephen’s personal victory won’t guarantee him bragging rights in outer space. Although opinions were solicited, NASA reserved the right to pick the final name. So how does Colbert feel about the matter? “I certainly hope NASA does the right thing. Just kidding. I hope they name it after me,” he said in a statement.

Astronaut Sunita Williams will be the guest on this evening’s show.

Read More | Associated Press

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