Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Space: The Silly Frontier

We here at TB HQ in soggy Auburn Hills, MI love when pop culture and entertainment collide with the real world.

So we've been following the story of NASA's call to name a section of the International Space Station based on popular votes, and comedian Stephen Colbert's push to get his viewers to vote to name it after himself.

Well, he won the vote, but NASA is going in a slightly different direction.

Colbert had done a similar thing with the voting to name a Hungarian Bridge.

The lesson for students here? Voting matters (or maybe not, given that NASA sorta picked the name it liked best, anyway).

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