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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- NASA has awarded control of its DC-8 research aircraft to the Upper Midwest Space Consortium at the University of North Dakota, a move officials say will create new jobs at the university and give it added national prestige. The plane will be stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base during a five-year partnership, starting in March, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Tuesday. "UND now has the opportunity to be part of scientific research on the global scale," he said,...
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.