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2008-06-05 07:40:08

Armstrong and Buzz are in space again, though they aren't the Apollo astronauts who made history walking on the Moon. Rather, cyclist Lance Armstrong and 'space ranger' Buzz Lightyear are sharing space aboard shuttle Discovery, now docked to the International Space Station. And they are not alone; joining them for the 14-day mission are retired Houston Astros' player Craig Biggio and New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning. Of course, none of the individuals (and fictional...

2004-11-30 06:00:09

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids of all ages will delight in a unique "Astronaut of the Month" Christmas gift that offers an autographed photo and personalized letter from one of America's most famous astronauts for every month of 2005! Beginning today, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will offer just 350 memberships to its Astronaut Autograph Club (AAC), as a way of raising money for its scholarship program. Now in its second year,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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