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NASA Names Space Station Treadmill After Colbert

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The space agency solved its latest public relations problem. NASA invited people to send choices to name a room in the International Space Station. TV comedian Stephen Colbert got his viewers to offer his last name, and they won. Last night an astronaut told Colbert the agency compromised by re-naming a treadmill. They gave it an acronym: Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill — that's COLBERT.

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