Colbert Beats Out Porn Star “Serenity” for Space Station Name

Monday, March 23 by

An Associated Press report unveiled but moments ago that TV’s Stephen Colbert came in first in NASA’s online contest to name a new room at the international space station. 

The name "Colbert" beat out NASA‘s four suggested options in the space agency’s effort to have the public help name the addition. The new room will be launched later this year.

Of course, this is what happens when you let write-in votes count, especially when week after week, Colbert has proven that his viewers will do anything that he asks them to do, especially if it means getting something named after their idol. 

[Colbert's 230,539 votes] clobbered Serenity, one of the NASA choices, by more than 40,000 votes. Nearly 1.2 million votes were cast by the time the contest ended Friday.

I think Serenity is a totally serviceable name, and I think the Wicked Pictures star whose name all the NASA computer geeks threw into the hat would agree.

In fact, this whole thing makes me long for the days when NASA just named their spacecraft after porn stars.

There was "Aurora," the Mercury 7 capsule…

… which was of course named after Balls Deep 13‘s Aurora Snow.

 

Then there was Mercury 9′s "Faith" capsule…

…named after Faith Leon, of John Leslie’s Ass Trap #2 fame.

 

And finally, let’s not forget where NASA got the name for "SkyLab."

 

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