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2009-08-14 12:00:00

NASA's plans to reach the moon by 2020 could be hampered by budget shortcomings, according to a committee appointed by President Barack Obama to review the space agency's space flight plans. Led by former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman R. Augustine, the Human Space Flight Plans Committee was commissioned in May by President Obama to perform a review of NASA's human spaceflight plans. The 10-member committee has determined that NASA's ambitious goal of sending astronauts to the moon again by 2020...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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