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Space News Archive - December 01, 2008

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Seven astronauts returned to Earth aboard space shuttle Endeavour on Sunday after having completed a 16-day mission aboard on the International Space Station.

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Technical problems with an automated system forced a Russian cosmonaut to manually guide a modernized cargo ship to the International Space Station.

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'.