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2008-03-20 08:00:00

The astronauts on the orbiting shuttle-station complex geared up Thursday for the fourth spacewalk of their mission, a high-profile test of a repair technique they hope they never have to use. Two of the crew members were to float outside Thursday night to squirt salmon-colored goo into the crevices of extra space shuttle thermal tiles that were deliberately damaged for the test. NASA wants to see how well the caulking gun and patching material work, in case they're ever needed for a real...

2008-03-11 06:00:00

MARYLAND HEIGHTS -- This morning, Pattonville High School will screen a slide show tribute to astronaut Robert Behnken in every classroom. At the same time, Behnken will likely be in space, his shuttle on course to meet the International Space Station 220 miles above the earth. Behnken, 37 and a 1988 Pattonville grad, is one of seven astronauts set to launch early this morning from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a 16-day mission, the longest ever to the station. NASA said Monday...

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2008-03-08 08:01:49

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Endeavour astronauts dodged Florida rainstorms early today to reach the Kennedy Space Center, where NASA started the countdown for their marathon assembly mission to the international space station. Endeavour's liftoff is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:28 a.m. CDT. Shuttle commander Dom Gorie and his six crewmates have trained for a 16-day mission, the longest shuttle construction flight to the orbital base to date. They've prepared to deliver the first segment of...


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2010-11-19 15:49:49

Robert Behnken is an engineer, U. S. Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Louis Behnken on July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He graduated from Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Washington University in 1992, all while being in he ROTC. Just one year later, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • 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.'
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