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2006-07-17 08:17:47

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, ending a 13-day mission that may signal NASA's full recovery from the 2003 Columbia disaster.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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