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Name that space station

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:53 am
by sherinik
I can't recall having seen this hit the forums, so here goes. There's a new wing being added to the space station, and NASA has called for votes as to its name. One of the suggested names is Serenity. It's polling very well, but some guy by the name of Colbert is trying an end run to get it named after him - apparently that's what he does.

I know NASA won't have the same word associations that we do (can't you see Inara doing the decorating?) but I think it would be great.

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name_ISS/index.html

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:14 pm
by neutral stalker
by colbert i assume you mean stephen colbert?
probably not, but it sounds like something he would do. as for the name, i would call it mjolnir. you know, thor's hammer?
seems to fit, considering its a metallic extension. with superconducter plating to absorb solar radiation more efficiently than current technology...that would be awesome. orbital defense cannons that fire concentrated solar energy!
so long, invader zim!

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:56 am
by sherinik
Yeah, Stephen Colbert.

You know, there's a theme to your posts...and avatar...

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:46 am
by neutral stalker
oh yeah, the random. i get bored easily. quantum boxes contain matter, maybe. as for the avatar, have you ever seen such awesome?

isnt it?


is it a bad thing?

it is isnt it.

oh noes.

i r b bnd sn 4 spm

shhh, dont tell anyone.

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:39 am
by sherinik
More the veiled threats of violence...

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:33 am
by neutral stalker
im not threatening anyone.(not yet)
my avatar is a hamster with an m60 machine gun because it is awesome
my posts generally result from intense boredom because i have no car.

i hope i didnt scare you, or anyone else. :/\ <-------- the bird.


everyones heard about it.

beacuse the bird is the word.

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 4:21 pm
by FGSFDS
The Final result is that NASA chose Tranquility as the name for the node, even though it got less than a double digit percentage out of the votes for the suggested names. Serenity got about 72% of the votes for the 4 NASA suggested names, and Colbert got a lot more votes than serenity did, I think it was something like 40,000 more votes, so NASA named a treadmill and/or a toilet after him, I've heard both.

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 2:33 pm
by sherinik
So it's NASA who should get the bird that the rabid hamster is flipping. I fully expected them to ignore any extraneous suggestions, but foolishly I did think they'd go with the highest voted of their own suggestions!

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:19 pm
by Mercy Machine
sherinik wrote:One of the suggested names is Serenity. It's polling very well, but some guy by the name of Colbert is trying an end run to get it named after him - apparently that's what he does.
Last year, I saw a Colbert Report on the World Mind Sports Games being held in Beijing, in which he totally botched his pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese, so he has at least one thing in common with the crew of Serenity...

Re: Name that space station

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:40 am
by Morchaint
lol. :lol: