NASA May Name Chunk of the ISS After Stephen Colbert Instead of Firefly

Remember when it looked like a chunk of the International Space Station would be named Serenity, thanks to an online poll by NASA? That was before Stephen Colbert caught wind of it.

Unsurprisingly, Colbert sent legions from the Colbert Nation to the poll to write in "Colbert," and now it's beating Serenity by more than 15,000 votes. If you have serious issues with part of the space station being named after a Comedy Central personality, by all means go and vote for Serenity. Alternately, if you think it's hilarious that a part of the ISS could be named Colbert, go ahead and vote accordingly.

Although it isn't clear whether or not NASA will indeed follow the will of the people if Colbert wins, as there's a clause in the voting rules that states that the results "are not binding on NASA and NASA reserves the right to ultimately select a name." We'll see what happens! [AP]