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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.