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'The Colbert Report' to air announcement of NASA space station module name

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams will appear on Tuesday’s episode of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, at which time the space agency will announce the name of a new module in the international space station, the AP reports. An online contest had been held to let the public determine the name of the room, and Stephen Colbert encouraged his fans to vote for “Colbert”; it wound up beating out NASA’s suggestions, Serenity, Legacy, Earthrise, and Venture. In a statement, Colbert said, “I certainly hope NASA does the right thing. Just kidding. I hope they name itafter me.”