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NASA's Chris Cassidy, Russians Return To Earth After Space Station Mission
2013-09-11 06:46:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three members of Expedition 36 touched down in the remote wilderness of Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EDT Tuesday evening (8:58 a.m. Kazakh time). NASA’s Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos’ Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin were onboard the capsule as it parachuted safely back to Earth, successfully wrapping up 166 days in space. The trio launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29,...


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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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