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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.