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2006-08-11 09:43:54

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronauts assigned to fly on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis later this month climbed into their flight suits and scrambled aboard the shuttle on Thursday for a three-hour dress rehearsal for launch. The six-member crew hopes to be back at the Kennedy Space Center in two weeks for the start of a real countdown to the first shuttle mission in more than three years aimed at resuming construction of the $100 billion International Space...

2006-08-11 09:31:58

Revises second paragraph to make clear this is the first shuttle mission in more than three years aimed at resuming construction of the International Space Station. It is not the first shuttle mission in more than three years. By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronauts assigned to fly on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis later this month climbed into their flight suits and scrambled aboard the shuttle on Thursday for a three-hour dress rehearsal for launch. The...

2006-08-10 12:25:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Astronauts assigned to fly on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis later this month climbed into their flight suits and scrambled aboard the shuttle on Thursday for a three-hour dress rehearsal for launch. The six-member crew hopes to be back at the Kennedy Space Center in two weeks for the start of a real countdown to the first shuttle mission in more than three years. They hope to resume construction of the $100 billion International Space Station....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • 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.'