It’s the End of the World as We Know It

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Greetings, Zoners. It’s hard to believe that our fun here is drawing to a close, but the Rapture waits for no one. It’s time for me to wrap up my tenure as a Completist, then pack for the Rapture. (We can take stuff with us, right? Because I’m totally taking my Flatpoint High t-shirt and my Colbert Report “C” hat.) I’ve had an amazing time here, both as a Zoner and a Completist, and while I’m sad it’s ending, I’ll be leaving with some fantastic memories.

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Klassic Kolbert: OMG! SPACE!

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Those of you who have followed Stephen’s love affair with NASA over the past few years should know the name Garrett Reisman very well. He was the first interplanetary interview on the Report back in May 2008. Yesterday it was announced that Reisman has left NASA to join the commercial company SpaceX. In honor of his service to NASA and his status as one of the heroes of the Colbert Nation, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit that first interview from the International Space Station. “We’ve gone galactic!”

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Eye Candy: Stephen Colbert, astronaut-in-training

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Hey Zoners, here’s a visual pick-me-up to help us get past our disappointment with the Emmys. The good people at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston have posted some behind-the-scenes photos from Stephen’s visit there in May for his astronaut training. Click through for a few samples of this treat!

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Klassic Kolbert: Celebrating the first moon landing

In honor of the 41st anniversary of man’s first stroll on the surface of the moon, I thought it would be fun to look back at how Stephen marked the occasion last year: with a demonstration of zero-G candy consumption, and little Stevie ColberT’s historic coverage of the event, proof that Stephen’s love affair with NASA and the space program started when he was very young.

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist – June 29, 2010

Greetings, Zoners! It’s time for our every-now-and-then round-up of Colbert news. It must be summer, because the news has slowed down to a trickle, but there are still a few interesting tidbits out there. Today we’ve got a few follow-up articles on TCR segments, a possible nerd-off in the works, and some gratuitous name-dropping.

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert talks to STS-132 astronauts

Whoo hoo! I found some video of the interview between Stephen Colbert and astronauts from Atlantis. The guys were all great sports about the technical issues, etc., and it’s fantastic to see them having fun with the interview. The WristSTRONG salute was an excellent way to sign off.

Get home safely, everyone!

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Space.com: Stephen Colbert’s interview with Atlantis ‘out of this world’

Nice! For those of you who missed Stephen’s interview with the astronauts on Atlantis this morning, here’s a great recap from Space.com

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TiVo Alert: Stephen to interview shuttle crew on NASA TV

Actually, not a TiVo alert, but a NASA TV alert (way cooler).  Stephen is scheduled to interview the crew of STS-132 (including friend of the show Garrett Reisman) on Tuesday May 25 at 8:00am EDT (7:00 am CDT).  It’s listed among all the other footage being aired online, so I’m hoping this means we’ll be […]

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More Space Eye Candy

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Have I mentioned that I’m a teensy bit excited about these segments airing?  Until then, I’m just basking in the Astrohawt that is Stephen Colbert in a NASA jumpsuit.  (“Astrohawt”: learn it, live it, love it) Pics via @absolutspacegrl, h/t to DB for the word of the day: Astrohawt.

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Stephen visits Johnson Space Center (spoiler alert)

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News is starting to trickle in about Stephen’s visit to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX last Friday.  I can’t wait for these segments to air!  If you’re in the mood for some mildly spoilerish tidbits, read on after the jump.

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