Colbert Leads Vote for Naming of NASA Space Station Room

Colbert Leads Vote for Naming of NASA Space Station Room

Stephen ColbertComedian Stephen Colbert could soon have a NASA space station room named after him if all goes well. The late night host of “The Colbert Report” is asking his fans to vote in NASA’s online poll to get a room named after him on the International Space Station.

Colbert was leading in votes by Wednesday with almost 115,000. ‘Serenity’ trailed at about 99,000.

Voting closes on March 20 and NASA has an out if they don’t want Colbert’s name used. Its contest rules say voting results “are not binding on NASA and NASA reserves the right to ultimately select a name” in keeping with its best interests.

Colbert will make it to the space station one way or another. Last September, Comedy Central said it will digitize the comedian’s DNA and send it to the International Space Station.

— With files from CBC News


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