THE COLBERT

Today astronauts will transfer a treadmill named after TV comedian Stephen Colbert from Discovery to the station. His name received the most votes in NASA's online poll to name Node 3, a module to be flown to the station next year. NASA named it Tranquility; Colbert got the treadmill.
Elastic straps
Keep runners from rocketing across the space station. The straps create a feeling of running

COLBERT’s official patch

Exercise
NASA requires eight hours of exercise each day from the space station crew as a group.

Gyros
The treadmill relies on a system of gyroscopes to reduce vibrations and is designed to work without power.

Source: NASA

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