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Space News Archive - May 13, 2012

New Addition To NASA Aeronautics Book Series - Breaking the Mishap Chain

The latest offering in the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, "Breaking the Mishap Chain," will debut at the 83rd annual Aerospace Medical Association conference May 13 -17, 2012, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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