Sunita Williams on the Colbert Report

April 15, 2009

Indian Sunita Williams was on the Colbert Report yesterday.

For those not in the loop, Williams is a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman - 195 days. That’s six months and a half of gravity-less existence.

The Colbert Report is a talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert. Colbert is an interesting host. Funny, loud, satirical, and probably a bit too self-aggrandizing.

“What’s that mommy?
“Its the Stephen Colbert module from the space station”
“The same Stephen Colbert who saved earth from the zombies?”
“Yes. He was the most tender lover i have had”

Anyway, Colbert has been trying to get something on the space station named after him, and seems like they are going to name their treadmill the ‘Colbert’. The Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistive Treadmill

Now the words that will be passed to the ground whenever someone has to workout will be - “Its time for me to jump on the Colbert

Here’s a clip of Sunita Williams talking to Stephen Colbert. Check out the hair! (On her. Not him)

Watch and enjoy!

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13 Responses to “ Sunita Williams on the Colbert Report ”

  1. amlistening on April 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Atleast Colbert’s mission to get a NASA node named after him is much better than Ellen DeGeneres trying to be on O(pera) magazine cover. These talk show hosts are so self obsessed!
    Thanks for sharing, proud to know that Sunita is a Deputy Chief at NASA.

  2. Mahendra on April 15, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing these videos…I miss them after getting back to India!

  3. amreekandesi on April 16, 2009 at 2:12 am

    @AmListening - I know what you are saying. It does get a bit tiring to see these celebs harping repeatedly about their achievements. They are indeed so self obsessed (not all of them. Just a few, notably Ellen and Colbert).

    I mean, i don’t go around announcing my Blog of the Day award, or the rapidly growing popularity of, or my academic or professional achievements ;)

    @Mahendra - You are very welcome.

  4. Mercy - Sardar jokes on April 16, 2009 at 3:27 am

    I like sunitha very much. The video was beautiful i copy and paste as my screen saver.

  5. Anon on April 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    @amreekandesi: You do know that ‘Colbert the character’ (on his show) is very different from Colbert the actual person. :)
    In this case ‘Colbert the character’s goal is to get as many things named after his as possible.

    Quote: “I think of him as a well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot.”
    —Stephen Colbert on his character, interviewed on 60 Minutes

  6. amreekandesi on April 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    @Anon - I had read about that bit, and did some more reading following your comment.
    It is an interesting concept, but frankly i don’t get it. I don’t care about Colbert the person - what i am watching is the host/character, who certainly has the potential to gets on your nerves more often than not.

  7. amlistening on April 17, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    @Amreekandesi and @Anon
    Jon Stewart i hope is a whiff of fresh air!…Time Magazine has a great article on him
    but then i am not sure what is this

  8. amit on April 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    He did not even asked Sunita one relevant question about her work. I could not get the reason behind calling such a high profile person on the show when there won’t be a “chat”?

  9. amreekandesi on April 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    @AmListening - Thanks for those links.

    @Amit - I guess the interview was about was the whole COLBERT thing. He wanted something named after himself, and this chat was all about that.

  10. My3 on April 24, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I luuuved it! I think her job was to come on air and talk about Colbert, The Treadmill, heh heh heh. I like both him and Jon Stewart. They do such an amazing job of reminding us of the real news!

  11. amreekandesi on April 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    @My3 - :)

    I like Jon Stewart more! He is brilliant.

  12. 642-975 on June 23, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Thanks for sharing these videos… i think whole interview is about Colbert but any way i like the interview.

  13. womanistan on April 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for sharing. Proud of Sunita achieving new heights and space in the universe.

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