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NASA ISS-RapidScat Built On The Fly
2013-10-30 11:52:06

NASA's ISS-RapidScat was made from spare parts on a short time scale. The mission will monitor ocean winds from the International Space Station.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.