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NASA Contest To Name ISS Module 197

Solarch writes "NASA is holding a contest to name ISS Node 3. Being a Browncoat myself, I should hope that the choice of names would be obvious. As of the 7:30 PM EST on 2/25, the name Serenity has over 80% of the vote. From the site: 'Node 3 will connect to the port side of the Unity Node and will provide room for many of the station's life support systems, in the form of eight refrigerator-sized racks. After Node 3 is installed, the station's crew will transfer over many of the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) currently stored in various places around the station.'"
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NASA Contest To Name ISS Module

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 26, 2009 @09:50AM (#26997089)

    As was discussed here recently, there has been some talk of moving the ISS to L5, L3, or moon orbit or even of using it (with lots of additional shielding and bracing, natch) as part of a Mars ship.

    Personally, I think that the idea of using it to get to Mars is chowderheaded, to put it mildly. But at L5 or in Moon orbit? Hmmmm. Especially since in moon orbit moon rocks could be boosted up to provide that massive additional shielding that would be very, very much a requirement.

    And hell, with the rate at which we're accumulating debris in various earth orbits, the ISS may not be viable there for too much longer anyway.

  • by RevWaldo ( 1186281 ) on Thursday February 26, 2009 @01:04PM (#26999799)
    I'm suprised "Freeside" and "Villa Straylight" haven't been mentioned. A few more suggestions:

    Hull Breach
    Auto Destruct
    Warning Extreme Hazard to Crew
    Fortress of Very Little Solitude
    House of Pain
    House of Fun
    House of 1000 Corpses
    House of the Rising Sun
    Not That Node The Other Node No The OTHER Other Node.
  • Serenity logo (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Xolotl ( 675282 ) on Thursday February 26, 2009 @01:16PM (#26999993) Journal
    If they do name it Serenity (got my vote) they should paint the Serenity logo [] on the side :)

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