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2014-05-05 23:07:26

Intentional’s platform for knowledge processing selected for insurance industry standards Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 ACORD, the global data standards organization for the insurance industry, has selected Intentional Software’s platform to build the next generation Standards Development Platform (SDP) for creating, managing and publishing ACORD Standards. The announcement was made at the 2014 ACORD LOMA Forum in Orlando, Florida. The new SDP will accelerate and simplify the...

2014-05-05 23:04:45

Partnership Will Allow Companies to Improve Productivity and Achieve a Competitive Advantage Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 CompuSight Corporation, a leading Seattle-based technology consulting firm focused on the Insurance and Finance industries, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Intentional Software to become an integration partner for the Intentional Platform. Intentional Software, founded by former Microsoft chief architect Charles Simonyi, accelerates innovation...

2013-01-14 13:16:38

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden will tour the Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Compartment in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at the Seattle Museum of Flight on Tuesday, Jan.15. News media are invited to join Bolden, who will be touring the facility with Doug King, president and CEO of the Museum of Flight, at 1:30 p.m. PST. News media interested in covering this event should contact Ted Huetter at 206-768-7105 by 4 p.m. PST today to confirm media credentials. For more information about...

New Space Venture Backed By Director James Cameron And Others
2012-04-19 11:21:23

A new private space exploration company, backed by filmmaker/explorer James Cameron, is set to be unveiled Tuesday (April 24) at the Museum of Flight´s Charles Simonyi Space Gallery in Seattle, Washington, which will reveal a master plan to chart the future of space exploration. While details of the new company, called Planetary Resources, Inc., have been kept secret, officials familiar with the firm said that “the company will overlay two critical sectors – space...

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2011-01-12 13:17:37

Space Adventures said on Wednesday that Russia will reopen its Soyuz space ships to paying tourists in 2013 after a hiatus since 2009. The Virginia-based company who organizes the trips with Russia's space agency said in a statement that from 2013, three space tourists per year will be able to book seats on Soyuz flights to the International Space Station (ISS). It said that the company has signed an agreement with the Russian space agency and Energia, the state-owned company that designs...

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2009-09-11 12:35:00

Billionaire Guy Laliberte, the founder of the Cirque du Soleil show, said on Thursday that his trip next month to the International Space Station (ISS) would fulfill his boyhood dream of space travel, AFP reported. The 50 year-old entrepreneur "“ who spent millions from his own personal fortune to become the latest "space tourist" "“ said he was ready to blast off on the two-week mission into orbit. Laliberte said he was in bad shape when he arrived at Star City outside Moscow for...

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2009-06-04 14:34:58

Guy Laliberte, the 49 year-old founder of the circus performance group Cirque du Soleil, is set to become Canada's first space tourist in September, BBC News reported. Laliberte will travel on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) in a flight estimated to cost at least $25 million. The Quebec-based billionaire will become the seventh private citizen to visit the ISS since April 2001. Previous space tourists have spent from a week to 13 days aboard the space...

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2009-04-11 07:25:00

American and Russian astronauts dismissed suggestions on Friday that new rules prevented them from sharing food and equipment onboard the International Space Station, and called their work the "best partnership" in history. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov, U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and American space tourist Charles Simonyi made their remarks to reporters two days after returning from the International Space Station (ISS). "We are still working our partnership together, but please don't...

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2009-04-08 07:15:00

Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their Soyuz from the station at 10:55 p.m. April 7. The deorbit burn to slow the Soyuz and begin its descent toward...

2009-04-08 02:44:00

Simonyi Made History as the First Repeat Private Space Explorer VIENNA, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its client Charles Simonyi and his crew successfully landed in the Kazakhstan steppes after a visit to the International Space Station (ISS). Simonyi returned to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft with Expedition 18 crewmembers Michael Fincke and Yuri Lonchokov,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'