With space shuttle Atlantis touching down for the last time on July 21, 2011, manned American space flight is clearly in a time of transition. Anyone who has watched the Report long enough surely realizes that Stephen is, and I say this with total affection, a space geek. The extensive NASA and space mentions on the Report have done a great deal to promote the cause for the space program, and NASA has been generous in returning the favor, even naming a space treadmill, the C.O.L.B.E.R.T., after Stephen. Let’s take a look back at some great moments in space.
The Wriststrong Bracelet Achieves Unobtanium with Garrett Reisman
SC: You are member of the Colbert Nation, correct?
GR: I would like to say, the Colbert Universe would be more appropriate
The Call to the Nation to Name NASA’s Node 3 after Stephen
I love outer space. It is my favorite endless, empty void. Sorry, Glenn Beck.
Astronaut Sunita Williams Announces the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. Space Treadmill–“It’s Time to Jump on Colbert…”
Dr. Tyson and Stephen Have a Sad Over (and Extol the Virtues of) the Manned Space Program
Stephen Colbert’s Fallback Position: Astronaut, Parts 1-3
What are your thoughts on the end of the shuttle program? Do you have other favorite space moments from the Report? Do share in the comments!