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2011-08-17 14:30:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that it is partnering with three universities to establish a program in Huntsville, Ala., that will support small businesses and universities participating in federal technology programs. Called the Lockheed Martin Innovation Marketplace, the program will support private sector and academic sector technologists in participating in the Department of Defense's Small Business Innovation Research...

2011-08-05 15:47:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Juno spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:25 p.m. EDT aboard an Atlas V 551 rocket provided by United Launch Alliance. Five minutes after separation from the Centaur upper stage, the Juno spacecraft deployed its three large solar arrays and started producing power. Initial contact with the spacecraft was obtained by the...

2011-07-08 12:52:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program is underway, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company (LMSSC) has played a significant role from the very beginning. In addition to important shuttle systems that were a part of every flight, the company has had payloads on at least 30 missions that included spacecraft, satellites, instruments, telescopes, experiments, and various components. "NASA's space shuttle has transformed...


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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.'