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2014-06-04 16:20:51

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has exercised the second option of its Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL)/Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) Operations Contract (NSOC) with Raytheon Technical Services Company of Houston. The contract is to provide continued support of operations, training and mission planning and maintenance at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The current potential value...

2010-07-31 07:30:47

NASA has awarded a contract to Raytheon Technical Services Co. of Webster, Texas, to operate, maintain and provide sustaining engineering at the Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility in Houston. The contract has a maximum value of $119.9 million. The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, or NBL, includes a large pool where astronauts use pressurized spacesuits to train for spacewalks. The NBL, which has underwater mockups of the space shuttle and...


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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