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

[ Watch the Video: Retired NASA Research Test Pilot Bill Dana Dies ] NASA Bill Dana was an aeronautical engineer, a test pilot. He was an astronaut. His career at the NASA High-Speed Flight Station (now Armstrong Flight Research Center) began on October 1, 1958; coincidentally the same day NASA came into being. He piloted some of the agency's most remarkable craft and was with us from the agency's infancy through the maturity of the Space Shuttle and the creation of the International...

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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. The world's first manned lifting body, the M2-F1 was made of wood, had an internal framework of steel tubes, looked like a bathtub sitting on a tricycle, and had no wings. Conceived by NASA engineers at the Ames Research Center, the lifting...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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