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Space News Archive - January 28, 2012

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Issues with the spacecraft's landing capsule have forced officials to delay the next scheduled Soyuz rocket flight to the International Space Station.

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This Envisat image shows part of central Morocco from the Atlantic Ocean to the west, over the Atlas mountains and into arid parts of Algeria further inland.

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.'