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2014-06-10 12:21:55

CHICAGO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GO Airport Shuttle has announced the winners of its "Win a Trip to New York" social media photo contest. They are Katlyn Gambil of St Paul, Pri Richards, of Jupiter, Fla., Michael Nirvani of Quincy, Ill., Mary Lee of Chicago, Cynthia Jackson of San Diego and Nick Chaney of Cincinnati. The contest was sponsored by The GO Group, LLC, a consortium of airport shuttle companies serving 66 airports in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and...

How Can Space Tech Help Detect Bank Fraud On Earth?
2014-06-09 03:40:42

ESA Drawing on their experience building complex software for simulating spaceflight, Portuguese scientists have created a 21st-century way of detecting banking fraud here on Earth. Today, every electronic purchase in Portugal runs through their software. Around the globe, Feedzai products screen some US$229 billion-worth of payments every year. But what do space missions and software designed to find thieves have in common? More than you might think – in addition to high-tech...

Titan Aerial Daughtercraft
2014-06-05 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact through pioneering technology development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected proposals cover a wide range of imaginative concepts, including: -- a submarine to explore the methane lakes of Titan; -- using neutrinos to perform measurements for...

Orion spacecraft
2014-06-05 12:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward the spacecraft's first launch in December. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "It is extremely exciting to see the heat shield in place, ready to do its job," said Mark Geyer, Orion Program manager at NASA's Johnson Space...

LDSD Rocket-powered Test Vehicle
2014-06-02 16:20:30

Due to weather conditions, there will be no launch of the LDSD test vehicle Tuesday, June 3. Other potential launch dates include June 5, 7, 9, 11 and 14. Launch decision for Thursday, June 5 will be made on Wednesday, June 4. Check back with us for updates. WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight....

UAVSAR Focuses On Andean Volcanoes
2014-05-27 03:35:07

Beth Hagenauer, NASA Volcanoes in Central and South America were the primary focus of a four-week Earth science study in late April and early May 2014 using a NASA-developed airborne synthetic aperture imaging radar. The Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was carried in a specialized pod on NASA's C-20A. The 29-day deployment ended May 6 when the aircraft returned to its base in...

Low Density Supersonic Decelerator
2014-05-18 02:55:42

NASA NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle, has completed final assembly at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. This experimental flight test is designed to investigate breakthrough technologies that will benefit future Mars missions, including those involving human exploration. Three weeks of testing, simulations and rehearsals are planned before the first launch opportunity on the morning of...

2014-05-14 23:14:23

When a 1,000-foot convoy carrying the nonprofit Space Center Houston’s historic shuttle carrier aircraft needed a safe transport, they put their trust in Quality Mat Company. The shuttle began its eight mile journey during the late hours of April 28th and reached its final destination on April 30th, 2014. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Old Galveston Road was host to the transportation of the amazing Shuttle 747 on April 28th. Roads were closed so workers could dismantle streetlights and other...

NASA Astronauts Testing Tools Underwater Preparing For A Mission To An Asteroid
2014-05-12 04:00:46

[ Watch The Video: Asteroid Initiative: Practicing For A Future Mission To An Asteroid ] NASA NASA is planning to send astronauts to an asteroid in the 2020s, and preparations are already being made. Stan Love and Steve Bowen have between them spent more than 62 hours in the vacuum of space on nine shuttle mission spacewalks, and they’re putting that experience to use here on Earth by helping engineers determine what astronauts will need on NASA’s next step toward Deep Space....

No Real-World Solutions Met During Special Meeting On Space Debris
2014-05-12 08:34:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans have always been good at creating garbage. Just look around and you will find trash, junk and debris everywhere you go: landfills, waterways, city parks, neighborhood streets, forests and highways. While these are all hotbeds of man-made waste, one place in particular is increasingly becoming a huge threat to humanity – and all you have to do is look up. Space debris, or space junk, is a pressing problem for humanity both...


Latest Space Shuttle Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

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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.'