Colbert Wins Space Race!

It happened. No Serenity, no naked Uhura pin up, or any other sillypants sci-fi nonsense: Steve Colbert won NASA's contest to name the next ISS module, after he asked his viewers to vote for him.

Out of 1.2 million votes, Colbert got 230,549 votes vs Serenity, which had about 40,000 less votes. But Colbert fans, don't be too happy yet: NASA may not name the module Colbert after all because they reserved the right to turn down the winner.

They are considering it, though. If I were NASA, I would totally do it on one condition: Get Colbert to have a two-minute NASA segment on every program. Nothing like trading geeky poetry for free advertising and promotion of the space program, specially if it's funny as only Colbert could do. [Physorg]