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2010-02-04 07:56:17

NASA will shed light on plant investigations aboard the International Space Station in a briefing at noon EST, Friday, Feb. 5. The briefing from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be broadcast live on NASA Television. The upcoming shuttle mission, planned to launch Feb. 7, will continue assembling the space station so it can be used for continuous scientific research as a national and multinational laboratory. Microgravity plant growth experiments conducted aboard the station will...

2010-02-03 16:19:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will shed light on plant investigations aboard the International Space Station in a briefing at 12 p.m. EST, Friday, Feb. 5. The briefing from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be broadcast live on NASA Television. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The upcoming shuttle mission, planned to launch Feb. 7, will continue assembling the space station so it can be used for continuous scientific...

2010-02-03 11:17:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement by Marion C. Blakey was released today by the Aerospace Industries Association: "In this fiscal environment, the increase in the NASA budget reflects the Administration's commitment to the value of space. "We are encouraged that the budget extends the International Space Station, funds valuable earth science missions, increases aeronautics funding, renews interest in technology development and innovation, and...

2010-02-03 06:25:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today released the following statement regarding the FY2011 budget request to cancel the Orion Project as part of NASA's Constellation Program: We are keenly disappointed in the Administration's budget proposal for NASA that would cancel Project Orion as part of an elimination of NASA's Constellation Program. Orion's maturity is evident in its readiness for a first test flight in a matter of weeks. In fact, Orion can be...

2010-02-01 15:45:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) today released the following statement on the GFY11 NASA Budget Proposal: The President's budget proposal is the first step in a long process that will ultimately require Congressional approval. It is not clear why at this time the nation would consider abandoning a program of such historic promise and capability - with so much invested. We anticipate additional detail on the budget proposal's impact on the...

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2010-02-01 11:25:00

US President Barack Obama, on Monday, announced new budget plans that will cut spending to NASA's moon program while jump-starting new advances in technologies for future human space exploration of Mars and beyond. In his new budget proposal, Obama wants to turn space travel over to commercial corporations. Billions of dollars could go to companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others; almost like a space taxi ride to the International Space Station and beyond....

2010-01-31 09:18:12

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2011 budget at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 1. The news conference will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, located at 300 E St. S.W., in Washington. NASA Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson will join Bolden. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions will be taken from media representatives at headquarters and...

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2009-11-02 08:20:00

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden held his first meeting with the restructured NASA Advisory Council recently at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. Bolden has added four new committees to the council in key areas of importance to the agency's future: Commercial Space, Education and Public Outreach, Information Technology Infrastructure, and Technology Innovation. "I consider the NASA Advisory Council to be an extremely important external advisory group, one that is...

2009-09-09 06:50:20

A panel appointed by the White House says the United States' space program should dump plans to return to the moon and concentrate on commercial development. The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee recommended Tuesday that NASA refocus its priorities on building a commercial space industry that could serve such short-term goals as taking crew and supplies to the international space station, The Wall Street Journal reported. The report is seen by some as throwing NASA's budgetary...

2009-08-27 14:16:34

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will begin accepting scholarship applications on Sept. 1, 2009, for the 2010 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2010. "These scholarships are a fantastic way to support our brightest students and encourage them to finish their education, expose them to NASA's research programs and inspire them to pursue a career in aeronautics," said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA...


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  • 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.'