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2011-03-15 11:36:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's space race officially began 50 years ago with the launch of Russian Yuri Gagarin.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.