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2011-12-16 08:40:43

Competitive Agreements Will Keep U.S. Commercial Space Program on Track NASA announced Dec. 15 a modified competitive procurement strategy to keep on track the agency´s plan to have U.S. companies transport American astronauts into space instead of outsourcing this work to foreign governments. Instead of awarding contracts for the next phase of the Commercial Crew Program, the agency plans to use multiple, competitively awarded Space Act Agreements. Using competitive Space Act...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'