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2005-08-16 08:20:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev Tuesday set a record for the most days spent in space, clocking almost 748 days over a 20-year career. Krikalev, scheduled to remain aboard the International Space Station (ISS) until October, beat the previous record of 747 days 14 hours 14 minutes and 11 seconds held by fellow Russian Sergei Avdeyev, mission control said. Krikalev's space travels have included stints on the MIR space station -- the crown jewel of the Soviet space program...

2005-08-16 05:20:00

MOSCOW -- Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev on Tuesday set a record for the most days spent in space, clocking almost 748 days over a 20-year career. Krikalev, scheduled to remain aboard the International Space Station (ISS) until October, beat the previous record of 747 days 14 hours 14 minutes and 11 seconds held by fellow Russian Sergei Avdeyev, mission control said. Krikalev's space travels have included stints on the MIR space station -- the crown jewel of the Soviet space program which...


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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