General News Archive - April 19, 2005


A group of engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center used plastic bags, cardboard and duct tape to provide astronauts aboard Apollo 13 with clean air to breathe after their spacecraft was crippled by an explosion 35 years ago.

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.