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Sid Gutierrez
2012-10-18 13:02:51

Sid Gutierrez is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Sidney McNeill "Sid" Gutierrez on June 27, 1951 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque in 1969. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1973. Upon his graduation, he reported to Laughlin Air Force...

Stanley Griggs
2012-10-18 12:15:34

Stanley Griggs was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Stanley David Griggs on September 7, 1939 in Portland, Oregon. He remained in his hometown throughout his childhood, became an Eagle Scout during his school years, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957. He then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science...

Frederick Gregory
2012-10-18 12:12:55

Frederick Gregory is a former NASA astronaut and retired USAF Colonel. He was born Frederick Drew Gregory on January 7, 1941 in Washington, D.C. and lived there throughout his childhood. He graduated from Anacostia High School in 1958 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964. During his time with the Air Force, he was...

Robert Gibson
2012-10-18 12:04:15

Robert Gibson is a retired Captain and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Lee "Hoot" Gibson on October 30, 1946 in Cooperstown, New York. At the age of seventeen, he received his private pilot license. In 1964, he graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, New York, and immediately went on to earn an Associate’s degree in...

Dale Gardner
2012-10-18 11:58:31

Dale Gardner is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Dale Allan Gardner on November 8, 1948 in Fairmont, Minnesota. Gardner grew up both in Minnesota and Savanna, Illinois, but he considers Clinton, Iowa to be his hometown. He graduated from Savanna Community High School in 1966 as valedictorian of his class. He then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he...

Charles Gemar
2012-10-02 10:29:44

Charles Gemar is a former NASA astronaut and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He was born Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar on August 4, 1955 in Yankton, South Dakota. In 1973, immediately after he graduated from Scotland Public High School in Scotland, South Dakota, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and reported for duty on June 11. His first assignment was to the XVIII Airborne Corps at...

Ron Garan
2012-10-02 10:22:57

Ron Garan is a NASA astronaut and a former USAF Second Lieutenant. He was born Ronald John Garan, Jr., of Russian decent, on October 30, 1961 in Yonkers, New York. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979 and then graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics in 1982. Two years later, Garan was commissioned by...

Charles L Veach
2012-10-01 17:13:09

Charles Lacy Veach served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot for over 14 years before being selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1984. Veach served as an astronaut until his passing from cancer on October 3, 1995 in Houston, Texas. “Lacy” Veach was born in Chicago, Illinois and with his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Veach, still reside in...

Anthony W England
2012-10-01 17:09:22

Anthony Wayne "Tony" England is an American geochemist selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1967. England logged 7 days, 22 hours, and 45 minutes in space as well as numerous support contributions before his retirement. England was born May 15, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended primary school in Indiana but his family relocated and made his new hometown West Fargo, North Dakota....

Llama Lama glama
2012-09-19 14:36:11

Llama, Lama glama The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated camelid from South America. It is often used as a pack animal or for meat by Andean cultures. Its hair is used to make clothing and handicrafts. The course outer hair is typically used to make lead ropes, rugs, and wall hangings, and the fibers can come in many colors ranging from black to reddish brown to white. Because of...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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