NASA wanted to name a new room at the International Space Station. The agency came up with four possible names and held a contest online. The winning name was a write-in — thanks to the urging of the eponymous Comedy Central host. It was: Colbert.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. NASA wanted to name a new room at the International Space Station. Something like Serenity, one of four choices NASA came up with. To decide, NASA held a contest online and for some crazy reason allowed write-ins. So it could've been a lot worse. The winning name, thanks to the urging of the eponymous Comedy Central host, was Colbert. If NASA approves, there will be a Colbert room orbiting above Colbert Nation.
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