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Space News Archive - July 13, 2008

By Susanne Nadeau, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 13--UND alumna Karen Nyberg can't remember a time when she didn't want to be an astronaut, she said. "I was born to be an astronaut.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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