Will NASA Really Name Something After Stephen Colbert?

We admit it; we had thought that Stephen Colbert's vote-stealing win would be disallowed, but why else would NASA announce the name of their room on the international space station on his show?

The Associated Press have reported that astronaut Sunita Williams is scheduled to appear on Tuesday's episode of The Colbert Report to announce the name of NASA's new room in the international space station - which, if NASA haven't vetoed the people's choice as decided in an online vote earlier this year, will be "Colbert". Colbert won the vote after the Comedy Central star demanded that viewers of the Report vote for him as a write-in candidate (The runner-up was on the ballot; "Serenity," proving that NASA has some high-profile Whedonites amongst its number). Commenting on the possibility of NASA not vetoing the winner, Colbert said,

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

The Colbert Report airs 11:30pm Tuesday night.

NASA to announce module name on `Colbert Report' [AP/Yahoo!]