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Manned Moon Mission A No Go, Says NASA's Charles Bolden
2013-04-09 07:04:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We are less than a week away from the third anniversary of President Barack Obama´s Kennedy Space Center speech where he announced ambitious goals to launch a human mission to an asteroid in 2025 and to further work toward a manned Mars mission. And while some would like to see humans return to the Moon, the President said during that April 2010 speech: “We´ve been there before. Buzz has been there. There´s a lot...

Inspiration Mars Sending First Humans To Red Planet In 2018
2013-02-28 05:14:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, redOrbit reported about how one organization was planning to send tourists to Mars by 2018. Now, more details about Inspiration Mars Foundation's mission to the Red Planet have emerged. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of the foundation, officially announced Wednesday plans to send private citizens on a trip to pass within 100 million miles of Mars. This 501-day journey is aimed at taking place on...

Private Space Company Plans To Send Space Tourists To Mars By 2018
2013-02-21 15:48:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One space tourist is leading the initiative to kickstart a 500-day journey to the Red Planet, starting in January 2018. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of Inspiration Mars Foundation, is planning to open up opportunities for people to take a trip to Mars in a 501-day trip. According to a press release, the "Mission for America" is poised at helping to encourage Americans "to believe again, in doing...

Americans Support Going To Mars: Poll
2013-02-12 11:21:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new poll indicates Americans are very confident in the ability of the United States to send man to Mars within the next 20 years. Explore Mars, a non-profit corporation, and Phillips & Company, a global communications firm, carried out a poll to determine where people stand on going to Mars. After the polling, it was discovered 71 percent of Americans are confident humans will be visiting the Red Planet by 2033. Also, the...

2012-10-24 14:34:59

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early-stage space technologies designed to improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management and optical systems. The 1-year grants are worth approximately $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Each of these technology areas requires dramatic improvements over existing capabilities for future science and human exploration missions. Early stage, or low technology readiness level...

NASA Lunar Orbit Space Station Proposal
2012-09-25 10:39:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an Orlando Sentinel exclusive report, NASA has announced their bid in the race to become the next major mission into space: the construction of an outpost that would send astronauts further into space than any other space mission in history. The new "gateway spacecraft" would be in orbit on the far side of the moon to support a small astronaut crew. It would serve as a staging area for future missions to the moon and Mars. The...

Mars To Be Visited By India Next?
2012-09-17 14:22:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India wants to be a part of all the recent Martian-craze and therefore has announced that it has plans to launch a space probe to orbit the Red Planet in November 2013. A senior official from India's space research establishment said on Monday that they are planning to launch the mission when Mars is closer to the Earth. "We plan to put a spacecraft in an elliptical orbit for studying its atmosphere and detect presence of life on...

Orion Spacecraft Simulation Video Captures Glimpse Of Future
2012-07-31 07:43:10

[ Watch the Video "Orion Spacecraft: Exploring Mars And Beyond" ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Boldly going where no man has gone before is the drive behind NASA's Orion spacecraft, and a new teaser video offers up just what the future might look like with it. During the video, astronauts are seen suiting up as their rocket awaits for them to hop aboard and take a ride beyond low-Earth orbit. The video takes the viewer through a simulation of what it will be...

Workshop Held Regarding Future Of Mars Missions
2012-06-27 14:02:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com International scientists and engineers gathered together in Houston, Texas a few weeks ago to discuss ideas about future exploration of Mars. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) set up a workshop to bring in new ideas, concepts and capabilities to address the challenges of exploring the Red Planet. The discussions provided information for reformulating NASA's Mars Exploration Program (MEP) to be responsive to high-priority science goals and the...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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