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STS-69
2012-05-12 09:27:49

Endeavor launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 7, 1995 at 11:09 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on September 18 at 7:37 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 171 times at an altitude of 190 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.4 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes and 56 seconds. STS-69 marked the first time two different payloads were...

Glenn John
2010-10-12 13:52:43

John Glenn is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and United States senator who was the first American and third person to orbit the Earth. He was born as John Herschel Glenn, Jr. on July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. Glenn met a girl named Anna Margaret Castor during his public schooling, and together they played in the school band. Glenn finished high school and studied...

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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