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Icon 6 posted February 21, 2009 09:50      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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NASA wants your opinion in naming the International Space Station’s Node 3 – a connecting module and its cupola – before the two segments travel to space and are installed on the orbiting laboratory. The name should reflect the spirit of exploration and cooperation embodied by the space station, and follow in the tradition set by Node 1- Unity- and Node 2- Harmony.

Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Node 3 components during the STS-130 mission targeted for December 2009. Once the cupola is attached to one of the module’s six ports, it will offer astronauts a spectacular view of both their home planet and their home in space. The cupola’s six rectangular windows and one circular window overhead will show a panoramic view that will be unrivaled by any other spacecraft ever flown. Aside from providing a perfect location to observe and photograph the Earth, the cupola also will contain a robotics workstation, where astronauts will be able to control the station’s giant robotic arm.

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

Ok Browncoats, you know what to do.... Serenity now!

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The Hot Chicks Room. [Big Grin]
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The Pleasure Dome.

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Icon 1 posted February 21, 2009 19:14      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Very pleased to see that Serenity is winning the vote by a mile [Smile]

worried that Vista is in the top 5 suggestions though. I thought the ISS was buggy enough as it was [Razz]

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Not only is Serenity the coolest name on the list for completely unrelated reasons, but of the four choices, it's also the one most thematically connected to Harmony and Unity.

Go Serenity. [Smile]

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Originally posted by GMx:
The Hot Chicks Room. [Big Grin]

Seconded - though it must have transparent sides so one can check on the occupants with a telescope
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Serenity. Perfect.
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The results are in, it looks like the new module will be called Colbert [Eek!]

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Houston, whiskey tango foxtrot on module name! I say again whiskey tango foxtrot!

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NASA reserves the right to choose an appropriate name. Agency spokesman John Yembrick said NASA will decide in April, but will give top vote-getters "the most consideration." [Applause]
Although I like Stephen Colbert, his name should not be on the module even if it was only a joke. Serenity is a much better name and a tribute to a favorite Sci-fi space adventure series.

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Well, it looks like NASA totally ignored the votes.
The new module will be called 'Tranquility' (which came 8th in the vote).

In an ominous sign for Colbert, he gets a treadmill named after him.

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"We don't typically name U.S. space station hardware after living people and this is no exception," Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for space operations, said

Sounds like NASA is really annoyed at Colbert's campaign, and has plans for revenge...

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Are you trying to say NASA is planning to launch Stephen Colbert via treadmill toward deep space after which we'll never hear from him again?

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I can see not using Colberts name, but they shoud have gone with the number one name that you could choose from. it sounds to me like this was just a publicity stunt for more attention and they new they would get one more day of news coverage if they ignored teh pole.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
I can see not using Colberts name, but they shoud have gone with the number one name that you could choose from.

Agreed. Tranquility is a far inferior name.

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