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Medvedev Orders Russian Space Agency Shakeup
2012-08-15 09:22:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to work out a plan to improve Russia's space industry organizations.  Meeting with both cabinet and space industry officials, Medvedev gave them one month to present proposals for practical steps to tighten controls on spacecraft production and reorganize the federal space agency, Roscosmos. This demand comes in response to a string of failed launches that have tarnished...


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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