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Space News Archive - December 23, 2008

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An American and Russian astronaut installed a device that monitors conditions around the orbital outpost during an almost six hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.