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Understanding Eilene Galloway's Role In NASA's Creation
2013-07-30 08:35:53

[WATCH VIDEO: The Woman Who Helped Create NASA] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In December of 1903, the Wright Brothers made history as they performed the world's first heavier than air, powered controlled flight. Three years later, the woman who would help create NASA was born. Eilene Galloway began her career as a researcher in the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress in 1941. Her duties included researching and writing House and Senate...


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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