Monday, April 06, 2009

Stephen Colbert throws down the glove

Quick update on the Colbert/NASA naming battle.

On tonight's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert put it to NASA: two weeks and no announcement even thought he's the clear winner in NASA's online vote to name Node 3. Despite NASA's tight-lipped reaction to his victory, official support is beginning to surge. Traffic to posts on this site about the vote outcome has included more than a few hits from within NASA, indicating interest is running high within the agency itself.

Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania has come out in support of Colbert, saying, "The people have spoken and Stephen Colbert won it fair and square. We insist on democracy in orbit."

NASA, feeling the pressure, has implied its willingness to name Node 3's toilet after Colbert.

No word yet on when America can expect an answer.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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PS - Tom Brokaw was one of the guests that night; well worth watching.

UPDATE: NASA announces the name on the Colbert Report!

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