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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.
COLBERT’s
NASA named it Tranquility; official patch
Colbert got the treadmill.
Exercise
Elastic straps NASA requires
Keep runners from eight hours of
rocketing across exercise each
the space station. day from the
The straps create a space station
feeling of running 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 ALBERTO CUADRA : C H R O N I C L E