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NASA Astronaut Janice Voss Loses Battle Against Breast Cancer
2012-02-08 08:54:03

Former NASA astronaut Janice E. Voss, one of a few women who ever got to fly in space, died Monday night after a battle with breast cancer, Purdue University said in a press release Tuesday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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