Stephen Colbert will have to wait for his legacy to land on the moon as NASA has postponed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery for at least 24 hours.
The launch was deferred due to stormy weather, delaying the 13-day mission to the International Space Station.
The shuttle’s crew of seven astronauts aims to deliver supplies and equipment to the station including a treadmill named after Stephen Colbert.
NASA named the apparatus COLBERT, or Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, after the comedian urged viewers to suggest his name for a new pressurized module providing room for many of the station’s life support systems.
While his name received the most entries in NASA’s online poll, the agency dubbed the module “Tranquility” but named the treadmill after him instead.
Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” told NASA TV yesterday he “couldn’t be prouder” about the treadmill being named after him and said it will be used to “finally slim down all those chubby astronauts.”