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Colbert To Get NASA Treadmill Named After Him

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So even though Stephen Colbert won fair and square, NASA said it's not going to name the new room of the international space station after him.

But they will name a treadmill after him, which we think is an even more appropriate honor.

NASA - which always reserved the right to ultimately decide the new "node's" name - said that they will instead dub the new room Tranquility after Apollo 11's moon landing site, Sea of Tranquility.

Yet NASA will still honor Colbert's victory with a treadmill. The treadmill is an integral part of space travel, allowing astronauts to maintain strength and bone structure during their weightless explorations.

And as NASA is obviously fond of acronyms, COLBERT will stand for Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill.

NASA's associate administrator for space operations, Bill Gerstenmaier, said, "We don't typically name U.S. space station hardware after living people and this is no exception," and added, "We have invited Stephen to Florida for the launch of COLBERT and to Houston to try out a version of the treadmill that astronauts train on."

We hope he attends!

What an honor!

[Image via WENN.]

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18 comments to “Colbert To Get NASA Treadmill Named After Him”

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    DAMN FIRST..!!!

  3. 3

    AND 2ND…

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  5. 5

    I love Stephen!!!

  6. 6

    Clever–and a good solution!!! I'M SO FUCKIN HAPPY ABOUT THIS!!!

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  8. 8

    As part of the Colbert Nation, I think he was robbed!!!!! At least he will get something named after him. I voted! Go Stephen!!!!

  9. 9

    Old fucking news

  10. 10

    It's only appropriate if they play nothing but Colbert on the treadmill TV!!!

  11. 11

    Team Colbert!

  12. 12

    bahahahaha so funny- congratulations stephen on having a TREADMILL named after you.
    breaking news it looks like i have one named after me too- i just went down to my basement and knighted the one i run on every day . . .

  13. 13

    Colbert is a Democrat asshole

  14. 14

    Perfect for Colbert. I love him ..

  15. 15

    COLBERT NATION RESPONDS: We voted democratically and we were HEARD. Only Stephen is responsible for the the losing votes for "fartmonkey."

  16. 16

    I am so jealous. *rolls eyes*

  17. DQ151 says – reply to this


    dude, i met the guy who worked on this thing. he's an engineer for NASA

  18. 18

    NASA walked all over Colbert. That's why they are naming a treadmill after him.