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Posted by Platypus on August 17, 2004

In Reply to: Three-for-three posted by Kashima on August 17, 2004

: As soon as the astronauts in a space shuttle succeed in releasing a satellite, the officer in Mission Control Center Houston says to them "congratulations!Three-for-three!
: Would someone help me with the phrase"three for three",please? What does it mean?

Three for three is a way of keeping score. it means three successes out of three attemps. For example, if I shot five basketballs and made four baskets, I be four for five. Having not read the article, I can't say whether the astronauts launched three satellites or accomplished two other tasks before releasing the satellite.