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Monday, August 24, 2009
Colbert treadmill flies tonight
The COLBERT treadmill which raised a lot of fuss earlier will fly tonight on the shuttle on it's trip to the ISS. The Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill was named after comedian Steven Colbert after his fans won the voting contest for naming one of the Space Station's new modules ("Tranquility" was the winner for that). NASA was kind of embarrassed about this, but did keep their promise and named the new treadmill after him. There as talk of him getting a potty named after him but that was poo pooed (yeah, bad!) and he got the treadmill.