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Cosmonauts Complete 173rd Spacewalk
2013-08-22 14:35:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a nearly six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) today. Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin completed the replacement of a laser communications experiment with a new platform for a small optical camera system as well as asthe  installation of new spacewalk aids. The two men began their 5-hour, 58-minute spacewalk at 7:34 a.m. this morning,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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