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ULA is letting the public choose a proper name for their new rocket!

drasnordrasnor Starship OperatorHawthorne, CA Icrontian
edited March 2015 in Science & Tech

United Launch Alliance needs your help to pick a name for their Next Generation Launch System, the rocket that they're going to field by 2022 to stay relevant in an increasingly-competitive space launch marketplace. They need a name which embodies their core value: proven reliability at any cost.

https://www.polleverywhere.com/voteula

Which name did you pick? P.S. if you picked anything other than GalaxyOne then I'm not sure we can be friends anymore.

ULA is letting the public choose a proper name for their new rocket! 30 votes

Eagle
6%
Straight_ManFettBacon 2 votes
Freedom
16%
ThraxSnarkasmJokketrooster89aspieRommel 5 votes
GalaxyOne
76%
KwitkoprimesuspectBlackHawkGHoosdumGargBuddyJdrasnorCrazyJoePirateNinjaMiracleManSBobbyDigiGnomeQueenUPSLynxRyanFodderTushonCliff_ForsterBasilIlriyasMarshmellowJBoogaloo 23 votes

Comments

  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    The other two options were boring.

    Hero
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    Really all of these options are boring. I nominate Dickbutt.

    BuddyJ
  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    I also vote Dickbutt

  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian

    Galaxydick.

    UPSLynx
  • FettBaconFettBacon Viscount Icrontian
    Eagle

    Where is your AMERICAN PRIDE?!

  • aspieRommelaspieRommel Icrontic politico Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    Freedom

    I nominate Rocket Penis.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Freedom

    Freedom, because good ol' American freedom deserves to be in space.

    Also because GalaxyOne sounds like a smartphone.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    Red.

    PirateNinja
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    Why is DrasRocket9000 not a choice?

    GnomeQueen
  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    @Canti said:
    Galaxydick.

    Spacedick.

  • trooster89trooster89 Are you from London? Icrontian
    Freedom

    @Thrax said:
    Also because GalaxyOne sounds like a smartphone.

    Couldn't agree more.

  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    @Kwitko said:
    Why is DrasRocket9000 not a choice?

    The competition would likely not name their rocket after such an august personage.

    UPSLynx
  • BlueTattooBlueTattoo Boatbuilder Houston, TX Icrontian

    Well, let's see. GalaxyOne? Maybe SolarSystemOne. Freedom? Dumb. Eagle? That's a bird. Vulcan, Zeus? Local, earth-bound gods. Yeah, I'll go with Dickbutt, too.

  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    They added a couple of new names to the list today which are less pretentious than the first two. However, we should not flag; a vote for GalaxyOne is a vote for greatness.

  • aspieRommelaspieRommel Icrontic politico Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    Freedom

    @drasnor said:
    They added a couple of new names to the list today which are less pretentious than the first two. However, we should not flag; a vote for GalaxyOne is a vote for greatness.

    A vote for GalaxyOne is a vote for a new phone. Why do I need another phone?

  • GalaxyOne

    Consider the notion that the phone is named after a space craft. Take the name back and give it to space. We don't need any more Americana and we don't need any more phones.

  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    edited March 2015
    Freedom

    Freedom! 'Cause 'Murica.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    I wanted to cast a write-in vote for "Don'tBlowIt" but write-in wasn't an option, so I voted for GalaxyOne.

  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    They added some less lame names and a winner has been chosen:

    Thank you for everyone that voted for a name other than Freedom or Eagle.

    More on the new rocket which is shaping up to be pretty good: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27905093/america-meet-vulcan-your-next-united-launch-alliance

    IlriyasRahnalH102PirateNinjaBlueTattoo
  • aspieRommelaspieRommel Icrontic politico Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    Freedom

    ^^ Why do I have a feeling this is because of Nimoy?

  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    So it's a Spock-et

    drasnorHero
  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    GalaxyOne

    We were so close to GalaxyOne too. Top 3!

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