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2014-04-21 12:20:46

Former NASA Astronaut Brian Duffy to Speak to Attendees ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) will exhibit at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival April 25-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. ATK will be located at Booth 1959 in Hall B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Visitors to the ATK booth will have an opportunity to interact with ATK scientists and engineers at various displays that demonstrate the company's capabilities in Science, Technology,...


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Susan Helms
2012-10-22 10:48:03

Susan Helms is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was born Susan Jane Helms on February 26, 1958 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Parkrose Senior High School in 1976. She then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1980. She subsequently received her commission and initially served as an F-16 weapons separation...

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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.'
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