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2011-02-23 09:20:13

NASA's Glenn Research Center will have several experiments and hardware aboard space shuttle Discovery as it heads to the International Space Station on its final mission. The following Glenn-related experiments and hardware will travel to station during this 39th flight of NASA's most flown shuttle. The mission is scheduled to launch at 4:50 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Feb. 24. The Microheater Array Boiling Experiment will obtain data using an array of tiny instrumented heaters to map the role of...

2010-05-18 08:09:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is delivering science experiments and a new Russian laboratory to the International Space Station, continuing the transition from station assembly to continuous scientific research through the end of the decade. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Russian-built Mini Research Module-1, also known as Rassvet (dawn in Russian), will host a variety of biotechnology, biological...

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2012-05-12 09:28:53

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 20, 1995 at 9:53 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on November 5 at 6:45 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 256 times at an altitude of 150 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 6.6 million miles. The mission lasted 15 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes, and 28 seconds. At almost 16 days this was the longest mission to date. The crew took time out to tape the ceremonial first pitch for Game Five of baseball World Series, marking...

2012-05-12 08:57:07

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 26. 1993 at 10:50 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on May 6 at 7:29 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 160 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.2 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 59 seconds. This was a joint Spacelab mission with Germany. 88 experiments were conducted, covering materials and life sciences, technology applications, Earth observations,...

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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.'