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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. Voss, 55, a native of South Bend, Indiana, joined NASA as a teenager while attending Purdue in 1973, where she received her bachelor´s degree in engineering science. She also received a doctorate in aeronautics at MIT. She became an astronaut in 1991, launching into space for the first time just...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.