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August 07 2012

Fan pitches naming SpaceX's first private spaceship "Serenity". In the spirit of getting the first shuttle (although it never flew into space) "Enterprise" after Star Trek.

And then SpaceX replied to the Whedonesque auto-tweet of this post.
I think he makes a great argument (not that many of us will need to be persuaded) and has a strong plan. Plus, the SpaceX tweet is just adorable! Here's hoping this goes all the way!
This is an excellent idea!
OMG this is perfect. Please keep us updated if this gets off the ground!
If anyone here wants to organize a fan effort, I can supply a stack of Serenity postcards (as was suggested in the article) to be used in the letter campaign. I'll have to count them, but I've got probably 60 postcards w/the official movie poster design on them.

I can also dig around & see how many Serenity logo keychains I have left, as well as any of the logo postcards (keychains & postcards both have black backgrounds w/the Serenity logo) and informative pamphlets.

"Love. You can learn all the math in the 'Verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens. Makes her a home."
Elon Musk, the head of Space X, is very active on twitter as well. I'm not suggesting everyone spam him (seriously, I'm not) but if people had a clever hashtag and linked the #spacex hashtag to their tweets, maybe he'd notice.
I'd think that with @SpaceX replying to @whedonesque, Musk probably will get wind of the idea if he hasn't already.
Hmmm...if they ever want there to be a second SpaceX spaceship, maybe "Serenity" isn't the best omen.

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