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2013-10-01 23:27:55

New book details relationship between inventor and space exploration. SUNNYVALE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 In the book, The Shirtsleeve Invention: The Story of a Man and an Idea, author Gloria Beasley Lausten provides readers with a unique and honest perspective on the inventor of the thermal protection system for the space shuttle. The Shirtsleeve Invention details the personal life of Robert Martin Beasley and his time working on the thermal protection system for Lockheed and...

2013-09-25 23:26:20

Race For Historic Property Begins Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 A historic piece of real estate, NASA Ames Moffett Field’s 1,000+ acre airfield, 3 iconic hangars, including the famous hangar one and a professional golf course are up for a development bid this October. Two previous NASA scientists, Dr. Sean Casey and Dr. Peri Pappadopoulos, Co-Founders of Silicon Valley Space Center, plan to win it! Drs. Casey and Pappadopoulos have formed the Silicon Valley Space...


Word of the Day
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.'