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2005-07-06 14:45:00

HOUSTON -- Families of the seven astronauts who died aboard the shuttle Columbia feel hope and pain as they reflect on NASA's return to space for the first time since the tragedy 2 1/2 years ago. Relatives of at least three of the Columbia astronauts plan to attend the launch of Discovery on July 13. And some are sending mementoes up with Discovery's crew, such as flags, gold medallions, a Columbia mission pin. Discovery commander Eileen Collins said her crew plans a special tribute to...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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