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2011-03-17 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) online Spring Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia, which opens Friday, March 18, is offering bidders the chance to own rare relics that flew in outer-space and even to the Moon with hero astronauts like Buzz Aldrin, and autographed memorabilia from legends like astronaut John Glenn. All it takes is one small step to a computer to make one giant leap into this...

2010-11-30 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For holiday shoppers searching for elite and unusual gifts, the sky is no longer the limit. The Astronaut Store (www.astronautstore.org), a space boutique, offers rare and priceless items not found in even the most prestigious stores on Earth. Sales from the store benefit the non-profit Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The organization boasts such unique gifts as space relics and prints signed by space legends such as the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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