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Joe Edwards
2012-01-16 20:18:43

Joe Edwards is a former United States Naval officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Joe Frank Edwards, Jr. on February 3, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in Lineville, Alabama. He graduated from Lineville High School in 1976 and went on to attend the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1980. Two years later, Edwards was chosen to be a Naval Aviator. He went through F-14 Tomcat training and was then assigned to Fighter...

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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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