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2010-09-16 07:23:22

NASA invites the public to join a bilingual online chat on Thursday, Sept. 23. The chat is NASA's first hosted in Spanish and English on the agency's website. Participants in the live chat will be able to interact in English and Spanish with NASA pilot Herman Posada. He pilots the agency's unique Ikhana and Global Hawk unmanned aircraft into dangerous conditions such as wildfires and hurricanes. When Posada sits at the controls and flies the aircraft, he is not in their cockpits, but at a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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