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article imageDNA of Stephen Colbert to be sent into space for 'immortality drive'

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By Chris V. Thangham     Sep 8, 2008 in Entertainment
A video game designer is getting ready to travel to the International Space Station. Once there, he will deposit a time capsule of human DNA, including that of comedian Stephen Colbert. So if the Earth is destroyed, aliens can produce a clone of Colbert.
Comedy Central will make this announcement today. Stephen Colbert’s DNA will be digitized and sent to the International Space Station via Richard Garriott, a video game designer. Garriott will travel in October to the station where he will deposit Colbert’s genes in an “Immortality Drive.”
Garriott is collecting material for a time capsule of human DNA, a history of humanity’s greatest achievements and personal messages. If aliens ever happen to stumble across it, they would be able to replicate Stephen Colbert from his DNA in the capsule.
Garriott said in a statement:
"In the unlikely event that Earth and humanity are destroyed, mankind can be resurrected with Stephen Colbert's DNA...Is there a better person for us to turn to for this high-level responsibility?"
Colbert was very happy with the announcement. He said in a statement:
"I am thrilled to have my DNA shot into space, as this brings me one step closer to my lifelong dream of being the baby at the end of 2001."
He is referring to the movie classic, “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
Can you imagine after humanity dies on Earth, aliens could revive Colbert as the first human. Rather than Adam and Eve, we have Stephen Colbert.
Colbert already has an ice cream named “[url= http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/114704 t=_blank]Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream”; a spider named “Apstostichus stephencolberti”; a baby eagle that flew across North America; and a Canadian minor league team mascot (Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle) was given Colbert’s name as well.
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