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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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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