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Old April 14th 09, 07:21 PM posted to sci.space.station
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Tune in to Comedy Central tonight to watch NASA's official
announcement about the decision for naming Node 3. We'll see whether
Stephen Colbert gets the whole module named after him, or perhaps a
certain subsystem instead as a consolation.


~ CT


Official press release:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/na...s_release.html
====================
NASA TO ANNOUNCE NEW SPACE STATION MODULE NAME APRIL 14

WASHINGTON -- NASA's newest module for the International Space Station
will get a new name on April 14.

The agency plans to make the announcement with the help of Expedition
14 and 15 astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams on Comedy Central's "The
Colbert Report." The program will air at 11:30 p.m. EDT.

The name, which will not be publicly released until the program airs,
was selected from thousands of unique suggestions submitted on NASA's
Internet site, www.nasa.gov. The "Help Name Node 3" poll asked people
to vote for the module's name either by choosing one of four NASA
options or by offering their own suggestion. The poll closed on March
20.

"The node naming poll was organic and took on a life of its own," said
Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations at
NASA Headquarters in Washington. "We received more than a million
entries, in large part because social media Web sites and television
programs, such as 'The Colbert Report,' took an interest. This spread
overall awareness of the International Space Station."

NASA originally planned to announce the node's name on April 28 after
it arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. However, the
node's arrival at Kennedy is delayed until May, so the announcement
moved to April 14.

The show's producers offered to host the name selection announcement
after comedian and host Stephen Colbert took interest during the
census and urged his followers to post the name "Colbert."

"I certainly hope NASA does the right thing," said Colbert. "Just
kidding, I hope they name it after me."

Node 3 is a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the
space station's life support systems. Attached to the node is the
cupola, a one-of-a-kind work station with six windows around the sides
and one on top. Node 3 is targeted for launch in late 2009.

For more information about the station and Node 3, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For more information about the node naming poll, visit:

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

For more information about "The Colbert Report," visit:
http://www.colbertnation.com
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Old April 16th 09, 07:21 AM posted to sci.space.station
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I think Tranquillity is a good name, but possibly not when the life support
and exercise systems are installed, maybe it ought then to be renamed Heavy
Metal or maybe you could find a suitable Lunar equivalent to the noisy place
idea.
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Tune in to Comedy Central tonight to watch NASA's official
announcement about the decision for naming Node 3. We'll see whether
Stephen Colbert gets the whole module named after him, or perhaps a
certain subsystem instead as a consolation.


~ CT


Official press release:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/na...s_release.html
====================
NASA TO ANNOUNCE NEW SPACE STATION MODULE NAME APRIL 14

WASHINGTON -- NASA's newest module for the International Space Station
will get a new name on April 14.

The agency plans to make the announcement with the help of Expedition
14 and 15 astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams on Comedy Central's "The
Colbert Report." The program will air at 11:30 p.m. EDT.

The name, which will not be publicly released until the program airs,
was selected from thousands of unique suggestions submitted on NASA's
Internet site, www.nasa.gov. The "Help Name Node 3" poll asked people
to vote for the module's name either by choosing one of four NASA
options or by offering their own suggestion. The poll closed on March
20.

"The node naming poll was organic and took on a life of its own," said
Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations at
NASA Headquarters in Washington. "We received more than a million
entries, in large part because social media Web sites and television
programs, such as 'The Colbert Report,' took an interest. This spread
overall awareness of the International Space Station."

NASA originally planned to announce the node's name on April 28 after
it arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. However, the
node's arrival at Kennedy is delayed until May, so the announcement
moved to April 14.

The show's producers offered to host the name selection announcement
after comedian and host Stephen Colbert took interest during the
census and urged his followers to post the name "Colbert."

"I certainly hope NASA does the right thing," said Colbert. "Just
kidding, I hope they name it after me."

Node 3 is a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the
space station's life support systems. Attached to the node is the
cupola, a one-of-a-kind work station with six windows around the sides
and one on top. Node 3 is targeted for launch in late 2009.

For more information about the station and Node 3, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For more information about the node naming poll, visit:

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

For more information about "The Colbert Report," visit:
http://www.colbertnation.com
====================



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Old April 17th 09, 05:57 PM posted to sci.space.station
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In sci.space.station message
..com, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 06:21:18, Brian Gaff
posted:
I think Tranquillity is a good name,


It would have been; but they spelt it incorrectly.

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Old April 17th 09, 11:29 PM posted to sci.space.station
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Dr J R Stockton wrote:
In sci.space.station message
.com, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 06:21:18, Brian Gaff
posted:
I think Tranquillity is a good name,


It would have been; but they spelt it incorrectly.


The original Latin name had two "L"s; IMO the entire English-speaking
world has been spelling it incorrectly.
 




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