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2014-03-13 12:23:54

Phoenix Center Finds that Statistical Analysis is Inexpertly Performed; the Empirical Model is Poorly Motivated, Poorly Designed, and Improperly Estimated WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are a growing number of studies which challenge the traditional and constitutional view of Copyright by arguing that piracy (an infringement on the exclusive right) has not hurt and, possibly even helped, professional artists and performers. In a new economic analysis...

Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awarded To The Late Sally Ride
2013-11-21 05:31:48

[ Watch the Video: Sally Rides Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online President Obama awarded the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday in a special ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the award’s creation by President John F. Kennedy. A role model to generations of young women, Dr. Ride flew into space aboard the Challenger shuttle on June 18, 1983 at...

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2011-04-17 07:44:02

NASA is recognizing Christopher C. Kraft Jr., America's first human space mission flight director, by naming the Mission Control Center in his honor for his service to the nation and its space programs. Johnson Space Center Director Michael Coats made it official April 14 at a dedication ceremony and unveiling of a new nameplate on the building, designating the legendary building as the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center. "Dr. Kraft's life stands as a testament to his dream of...

2011-04-11 10:29:00

HOUSTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News media are invited to attend a naming ceremony for the Mission Control Center at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, April 14, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, which will include an unveiling of the building's new nameplate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA is recognizing Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., America's first human space mission flight director, by naming the mission control center in his honor for his...

2010-10-21 13:16:26

NASA Flight Directors Bryan Lunney from Houston and Royce Renfrew from Marble Falls, Texas, are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 28. Lunney and Renfrew will discuss space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 space shuttle mission to the International Space Station, targeted to launch Nov. 1. This will be the final flight for Discovery, NASA's oldest and most historic shuttle. To participate in the interviews, reporters should contact Derek Sollosi at...

2010-03-24 13:06:00

HOUSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator, Major General (USMC, Ret.) Charles Bolden, Jr., will give the keynote address at the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation's annual awards banquet on April 30. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/DA76149-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/DA76149-b) Veteran space journalist Miles O'Brien will emcee the black-tie event held at the Houston Hyatt Regency where the highlight...

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2010-02-27 07:35:00

Spaceflight pioneer Aaron Cohen, a former director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, died Thursday, Feb. 25, after a lengthy illness. He was 79. Cohen had a 33-year career with NASA. He was a steady hand at the helm of Johnson as NASA recovered from the shuttle Challenger tragedy and returned the space shuttle to flight. Cohen left the agency in 1993 to accept an appointment as a professor at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. At the time, he was serving as acting deputy...

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2009-06-12 10:15:00

NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions. Dina Contella, Scott Stover and Ed Van Cise will join a select group of individuals who lead human spaceflights from Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "Since the first flight director, Chris Kraft, was selected during the Mercury era, 77 men and women have served as flight directors. One of the new flight directors will be the 80th in...

2009-05-13 09:47:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation's National Space Trophy was presented to former NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin on Friday, May 8 at a gala held at the Houston Hyatt Regency hotel. Guests, including former trophy winners, NASA officials, members of the military, aerospace executives, and Stellar Award nominees, were welcomed by RNASA President Rodolfo Gonzalez and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Clear Lake High School...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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