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Space News Archive - February 14, 2010

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Endeavour astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick finished all tasks planned for the mission’s second spacewalk, integrating the new Tranquility node into the International Space Station despite a slightly shortened spacewalk.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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