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Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical...

Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in...

Douglas Wheelock
2012-10-22 12:06:23

Douglas Wheelock is an American astronaut. He was born Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock on May 5, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. The Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is said to have inspired him to pursue astronautics. He graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1978 and immediately went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. After four years...

Shannon Walker
2012-10-22 11:37:57

Shannon Walker  is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She was born on June 4, 1965 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Westbury High School in Houston in 1983, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Rice University in 1987. Walker began her career in 1987 with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at the Johnson Space Center as a robotics flight controller for...

Kenneth Ham
2012-10-18 13:05:28

Kenneth Ham is a retired American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Navy. He is married to the former Michelle Lucas of Hobart, Indiana, and has two children. He was born Kenneth "Hock" Todd Ham on December 12, 1964 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His high school guidance counselor suggested that he take flying lessons while attending high school at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark,...

Michael Gernhardt
2012-10-18 12:01:17

Michael Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Landon Gernhardt on May 4, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was raised there and graduated from Malabar High School in 1974. He then went on to attend Vanderbilt University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1978. While at Vanderbilt, Gernhardt began working as a professional diver and project engineer on multiple...

Ron Garan
2012-10-02 10:22:57

Ron Garan is a NASA astronaut and a former USAF Second Lieutenant. He was born Ronald John Garan, Jr., of Russian decent, on October 30, 1961 in Yonkers, New York. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979 and then graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics in 1982. Two years later, Garan was commissioned by...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Daniel M Tani
2012-09-17 10:41:06

On February 1st, 1961, Daniel Tani was born to Rose and Henry N. Tani of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He and his family later moved to Lombard, Illinois where he graduated high school from Glenbard East High School. In 1979, Tani started his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1984 he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s,...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.