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NASA Test Pilot Bill Dana Passes Away
2014-05-08 03:05:13

Bill Dana was an aeronautical engineer, a test pilot and an astronaut. He retired on May 29, 1998, a few months shy of 40 years of distinguished service to NASA and passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the age of 83.

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2008-08-19 17:50:00

The planned retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2010 will bring to a close an era that opened in the Antelope Valley nearly a half century ago. The vehicle which began that era – the M2-F1 – was an unlikely forefather to the shuttle.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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