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Expedition 37 Crew, 2014 Winter Games' Olympic Torch Back On Earth
2013-11-11 07:04:50

[ Watch the video: A Warm Welcome For the Crew ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a historic week some 260 miles above Earth, life on the International Space Station (ISS) has started to settle down. What started out as a late night launch last Wednesday for a trio of spacemen and an Olympic Torch, ended today after the successful return to Earth of three other astronauts along with the torch that will light the Olympic flame at the 2014 Winter Games in...

Expedition 38 To ISS Prepares For Departure
2013-11-06 12:47:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With three crew members from Expedition 38 arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday morning, three of the six-member Expedition 37 crew – Karen Nyberg, Luca Parmitano and Fyodor Yurchikhin – are slated to return to earth. The departing crew members are keeping busy with various experiments during their last days aboard the station. After conducting a live television interview on Monday, Nyberg performed a test...

Soyuz Gets Ready For Arrival Of New Crew
2013-11-01 10:58:03

[ Watch The Video: Russian Soyuz Vehicle Relocates at the International Space Station ] NASA Three International Space Station crew members took their Soyuz for a spin around the block Friday as they prepare for the extremely busy final week of Expedition 37. Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano undocked their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft from the Rassvet module on the Earth-facing side of the station at 4:33 a.m. EDT Friday. After backing the...

ISS Crew Prepares For New Arrivals
2013-05-25 04:54:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With a trio of new crew members scheduled to depart for the International Space Station (ISS) in a matter of days, the three Expedition 36 crewmates currently on board the orbiting base spent much of this past week disassembling exercise equipment and working on science-related hardware. According to NASA officials, Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin took apart a treadmill in the Zvezda...


Word of the Day
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.'