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Space News Archive - September 06, 2009

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Discovery’s astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission.

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Outer space offers a new perspective for measuring economic growth, according to new research by three Brown University economists.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'