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Jean-Jacques Favier
2012-10-27 13:51:13

Jean-Jacques Favier is a former CNES astronuoat that took to the skies on the STS-78 Columbia mission with NASA. He is also a French engineer. Favier was born in Kehl, Germany on April 13, 1949. He attended his grade school in Strasbourg, France. In 1971, Favier attended the Grenoble Institute of Technology where he received an engineering degree. Later in 1977, he earned a PhD from the...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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