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Space News Archive - April 24, 2012

SpaceX Delays NASA Launch

SpaceX announced on Tuesday that its planned Dragon capsule launch on April 30 will be delayed by at least a week.

The next-generation engine that will help carry humans deeper into space than ever is back, bigger and better.

Image 1 - Supernovae Could Have Had Impact On Life On Earth

New research by a Danish physicist suggests that life might have been influenced by supernovae near the Solar System.

New Company Announces Ambitious Plans To Mine Asteroids

On Tuesday, the potential future of space enterprise was unveiled, as Planetary Resources announced its plans to mine Near-Earth Asteroids.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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