When it was named and by who is probably lost in the mists of EU time, but the reason it was so named could be someone at MA knows the origin of the name now used by the London football club.
Crystal palace was a huge glass and iron structure built in the 1800's, a precursor to the biodomes of today. So the relevance to the asteroids biodomes is transparent... geddit ? Ok was lame but I am not fully awake yet.
Sadly the original Crystal Palace burned down in the 1930s and is little remembered by people today.