Quantcast

Latest Brevard County, Florida Stories

2012-06-23 09:51:17

NASA has awarded a contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. The $17.4 million extension of the Integrated Mission Operations Contract covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This contract includes support for mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training, and real-time mission...

Florida Residents Suffer Loss Of Shuttle Program, California Benefits
2012-04-04 04:01:08

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com As the economy seems to be on the upswing, and the stock market rises to its highest point since 2008, one area in the U.S. has been fighting its own unemployment battle. Last year, president Barack Obama's plan to end the space shuttle program to give companies the chance to send astronauts and tourists to low-orbit space took its first step, as space shuttle Atlantis landed its last mission in July last year. Now, companies are scouring to try and get...

NASA To Celebrate 50 Years Of Americans In Orbit
2012-02-12 05:22:07

In celebration of 50 years of Americans in orbit, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host several events Feb. 17 and 18 that will air live on NASA Television. On Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. EST, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana will host an employee presentation on NASA TV with the first two Americans to orbit Earth, Mercury astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn piloted his Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first U.S....

2012-01-05 05:30:00

Patients can search symptoms, diseases, and pre-register for hospital visit with iTriage mobile app Denver, CO and Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Wuesthoff Health System officials today announced that they are reaching out to patients in the growing mobile market through a partnership with iTriage® - a healthcare application that lets users quickly and easily look up medical symptoms and find the closest healthcare providers from any location. According to the latest Nielsen...

2011-12-31 20:10:00

Local Brevard Fishing-Industry Businesses Come Together With Local Non-Profits In Support Of Teaching Children The Art And Love Of Fishing In Brevard County, FL. Cape Canaveral, FL (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Add the love of fishing and a heart for the community to an entrepreneurial spirit to make the likes of Shellie Sevor and Adrian Martinez. Both are local owner-operators in Brevard County's recreational fishing industry. Shellie Sevor, of Rendezvous Fishing Charters- a charter boat in...


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.'
Related