Latest Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper Stories

2008-10-08 15:00:09

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Katherine Trinidad, +1-202-358-3749, katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov, or Candrea Thomas, +1-321-867-2468, candrea.k.thomas@nasa.gov, both of NASA CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronaut Hediemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, who was born in St. Paul, Minn., will make her second journey into orbit on space shuttle Endeavour's mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour is targeted to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on...

2006-09-11 12:57:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Before doing their heavy lifting in space, the astronauts on the shuttle Atlantis did lots of heavy lifting back on Earth. Weight training is essential to help them counter the effects of zero gravity while taking on a herculean construction job - expanding the international space station. "Most of us have spent a lot of time in the gym, doing weights, to build up the forearm strength, to build up upper body strength," said astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper....

2006-08-07 18:43:29

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's next space shuttle crew arrived at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Monday for a dress rehearsal of the late August launch of a mission to restart construction of the International Space Station. They were to participate in a practice countdown that culminates on Thursday with the six astronauts climbing into the shuttle Atlantis and strapping themselves into the seats they will occupy at launch, currently targeted for August 27. "We're...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'