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Ross here.

N.A.S.A. held a contest to name a new room (node) on the International Space Station and the results are in.

But first a little history.

Things were going well until Stephen Colbert heard about it and got all of his viewers to ask the room to be named after HIM. At the time SERENITY was comfortably in the lead but that hope was blasted into so much Space Debris.

Last night on the Colbert Report astronaut Sunita Williams announced that, Colbert lost.


It seems that N.A.S.A. doesn’t name things after people, so phew, Colbert was foiled.

Congratulations Firefly fans!

Awww Helllz Nah!

You see it seems that although Serenity had the largest number of votes, that Doesn’t Matter…even more humorous it was another write in candidate that won over all four of the N.A.S.A. suggestions.

Serenity, Legacy, Earthrise and Venture in case you were wondering.

So what was this room (node) called, Drum roll please…Tranquility. (The 8th most popular response).

Memo to N.A.S.A. don’t you have plenty of other stuff called Tranquility.

Oh well…I digress at least N.A.S.A. has a sense of humor as they named the new Treadmill C.O.L.B.E.R.T.

And of course C.O.L.B.E.R.T. stands for Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill.

Congratulations N.A.S.A. on Not Another Samey Answer. /Dripping with treacly Sarcasm.

I’m done here.