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Still flying? Damn right!

Trekkies have long held the honor, and rightfully so, of naming this nation's first space shuttle.  Now, Browncoats have their chance to claim a place amongst the stars.  Serenity is one of the names being bandied about for Node 3, a new module for the International Space Station.


NASA describes part of Node 3 like this:  "The cupola’s six rectangular windows and one circular window overhead will show a panoramic view that will be unrivaled by any other spacecraft ever flown."  And they think the new module's name "should reflect the spirit of exploration and cooperation embodied by the space station, and follow in the tradition set by Node 1- Unity- and Node 2- Harmony.

Now, I don't know about you, but I think Serenity fits that bill pretty damn well.  Go vote, Browncoats.  Be heard!

Full article and a chance to vote on the new name is here.

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phyrelight
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
I've already voted. Twice. I know, I cheated! :p But nonetheless, last I checked (five minutes ago) Serenity was up first by 96%.
jackwabbit
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Well, I voted for Wil Wheaton in the Geek 16 from as many computers as I could, so...I'll forgive ya.

I won't go any farther than that, but I've got to support when I can!
phyrelight
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Another thought...
I wonder when they're going to name something the Millennium Falcon?
jackwabbit
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: Another thought...
You'd think it would've already been done.

Honestly, though, as much as I love Star Wars, it is a different film Star Wars is about adventure, internal struggle, and the classic battle of good versus evil.

Star Trek and Serenity are more about societies, and that makes them different. Sure, you have adventure and all that, but the point of the stories is not in the same vein.

I don't know...just different.

Edited at 2009-02-20 02:24 am (UTC)
ncb1
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Voted too. Spread the word that Node 3 s to be called Serenity. The movie and the series are already in the space station collection.
jackwabbit
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Too true! More Firefly love for everyone, I say!
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jackwabbit
Feb. 21st, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
OMG...you have to watch Firefly. It is the awesome.

Can you get Hulu in the UK? I don't think so...but if so, you can watch all the episode here:

http://www.hulu.com/videos/search?query=Firefly
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