Apparently the next International Space Station module is going to be named after Steven Colbert. He won the write-in contest by an enormous margin.
Of course, the final decision is NASA’s, and I highly doubt that they’ll name it after him. But I think they should serious consider it: NASA relies on government funding which is reliant on public opinion. If people don’t want NASA around, they’ll vote people into office which will take away their funding and NASA will disappear. This, to put it mildly, would suck.
Unfortunately NASA as a probably-deserved reputation for being old and stodgy and if they do name it something else, it will probably just fan the flames of anti-NASA sentiment.
Well, however it ends up, it’s still pretty funny, much like Colbert himself.