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How NASA Affects The Consumer
2012-03-06 06:17:54

On July 29, 1958, the U.S. government formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the midst of a growing concern over the Soviet Union's advancement in space exploration. Now, 53 years later, the Cold War is over and about $525 billion has been poured into the program designed to take man beyond Earth's atmosphere, and explore the depths of the night sky. To any space enthusiast, $525 billion may sound like a small price to pay for the output of projects like the...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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