Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
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NASA and Colbert compromise

If you've been following the story about Stephen Colbert's write-in landslide in the voting to name NASA's next node for the International Space Station, they've reached a solution. They're not naming the node (or attached room) after him; they're naming it "Tranquility," but naming some exercise equipment after him instead. :-)

NASA and Colbert compromised by naming a treadmill used for exercising in space after Colbert. NASA, itself an acronym (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), often names things so they spell out something fun. And that's what they did with the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT).

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