Zappafrank is an asteroid
in an elliptical orbit
of between 193 and 282 million
and 4.08 years duration
around the sun with a minor planet number
of 3834. It was discovered on May 11 1980 by L. Brozek, a Czech
scientist, and named after Frank Zappa
Apparently Frank Zappa was something of an icon in Czechoslovakia, and hundreds of letters of support were sent to the International Astronomical Union when the name was suggested. Even the Czech President of the time gave his approval, if not his official endorsement.