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Space News Archive - April 10, 2010

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Moving equipment and supplies brought to the International Space Station by Discovery, preparation for the mission’s second spacewalk on Sunday and chats with media representatives and students filled much of the crews’ day.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.