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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
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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