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2009-05-13 14:55:00

Two new Canadian astronauts are to begin human spaceflight training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Canadian Space Agency said Wednesday. Jeremy Hansen of Ailsa Craig, Ontario, near London, Ontario, and David St.-Jacques of Quebec City, Quebec, will train for a year to work at the International Space Station. Once training is completed, they will be assigned to a U.S. or Russian mission to the space station in low Earth orbit. The U.S. mission could be on the new Orion...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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