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Sandy's Remnant Clouds Continue To Linger Over Canada And The Northeastern U.S.
2012-11-02 15:34:53

The National Weather Service map for Nov. 2, 2012 showed two areas of low pressure over eastern Canada, near Quebec.

NASA Legend Whitcomb Enters Aviation Hall Of Fame
2012-10-07 10:34:04

The National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, inducted Richard T. Whitcomb, a NASA aeronautics engineer whose contributions made supersonic flight practical.


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.