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Space News Archive - March 11, 2006

A 4 1/2-year-old space-shuttle booster rocket was test-fired by ATK Thiokol to determine the effects of age on the rocket motor components.

Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.