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2005-02-12 09:15:00

Determined not to go quietly into the misty Florida night, the last Atlas III-Centaur booster thundered into the cloudy sky on Feb. 3 to punctuate the final launch for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's venerable Launch Complex 36. The combined histories of the Atlas-Centaur family and Complex 36 reflect intertwined programs that teamed to produce one of NASA's most successful exploration eras.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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