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2010-04-05 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighth grade students and children of the military community in California's Monterey Peninsula area will speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10. The call with the students and space shuttle Discovery Commander Alan Poindexter, Pilot Jim Dutton, and Mission Specialist Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will take place at 7:36 a.m. PDT at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Reporters interested in...

2008-12-04 17:22:56

Walz most recently served as director for the Advanced Capabilities Division in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. In the division, he played a key role in developing technologies that will lead to greater capabilities in robotic and human exploration of the solar system. He oversaw work in many fields, including nuclear power and propulsion, human adaptation to spaceflight, and lunar exploration. Many of these programs will help humans return to...

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2008-12-04 12:42:21

The U.S. space agency says one of its veteran astronauts, Carl Walz, is resigning to take an unspecified job in the private sector. Walz most recently served as director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Advanced Capabilities Division. NASA owes a great debt to Carl Walz for his service as an astronaut and the expertise and perspective he has shared with us in the Advanced Capabilities Division, said Doug Cooke, associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission...


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Kathryn Hire
2012-10-22 10:54:25

Kathryn Hire is a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve  and a NASA astronaut. She was born Kathryn Patricia "Kay" Hire on August 26, 1959 in Mobile, Alabama where she was raised by her parents. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile in 1977 and subsequently attended the United States Naval Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management in 1981. The following year, Hire earned her Naval Flight Officer wings and began conducting international airborne...

Kenneth Ham
2012-10-18 13:05:28

Kenneth Ham is a retired American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Navy. He is married to the former Michelle Lucas of Hobart, Indiana, and has two children. He was born Kenneth "Hock" Todd Ham on December 12, 1964 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His high school guidance counselor suggested that he take flying lessons while attending high school at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey; so after his 1983 graduation he went directly to the United States Naval Academy...

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2012-05-12 09:21:45

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 30, 1994 at 7:16 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on October 11 at 10:02 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 182 times at an altitude of 120 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.7 million miles. The mission lasted 11 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes, and 8 seconds. This mission marked the second flight in 1994 of Space Radar Laboratory (first flight was STS-59 in April), part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. Flying SRL...

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2012-05-12 08:59:17

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 12, 1993 at 7:45 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on September 22 at 3:56 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 157 times at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes, and 11 seconds. One of two primary payloads, Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was deployed on flight day one. About 45 minutes after ACTS deploy, attached Transfer Orbit Stage (TOS) booster -...

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2010-12-03 14:15:45

Daniel Bursch is an engineer and former NASA astronaut. He was born Daniel Wheeler Bursch on July 25, 1957 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Vestal Senior High School in Vestal, New York in 1975, and he then went on to attend United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1979. Upon his graduation, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. He finished training as an A-6E Intruder bombardier/navigator, he...

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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.'