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2009-03-24 09:19:06

NASA will exercise the first of two one-year options on a five-year contract to Jacobs Technology Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for test and evaluation support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston manages the facility. This option is worth $54 million and brings the total contract amount to date to $216.5 million. The initial value of the contract was $162.5 million. If all options are exercised, the contract's total value will be $270.5...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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