Latest Astronauts Joseph Acaba Stories

2009-03-23 17:00:00

Astronauts Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold ventured outside the International Space Station on Monday for the third and final spacewalk of shuttle Discovery. "Thanks again for going outside today," station commander Mike Fincke radioed to the spacewalkers. "This is probably the last EVA (extravehicular activity, or spacewalk) for this Discovery mission. We just want to say take your time, enjoy it and do good work." However, they were unable to complete one of their primary tasks "“...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'