NASA has pulled a name out of its ass thin air and named its new pod on the International Space Station "Tranquility," denying great American and patriot Stephen Colbert.
The space agency held an online contest to let the public vote for a name. Colbert had urged viewers to write in votes naming it for him, and the agency said Colbert beat out the agency's four suggested options: Serenity, Legacy, MaxiPad and Prevail.
Colbert received more than 230,000 votes out of 1 million, but NASA reserved the right to be the final arbiter.
As a consolation prize to the comedian, NASA is naming its new space station treadmill the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT.