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2008-09-29 21:00:04

MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Russian mission control in Korolyov near Moscow will adjust the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. "The orbit will be adjusted after the engines of the space freighter Progress M-65 are fired," a Mission Control spokesman told Interfax. The adjustment is to begin at 3:59 p.m., Moscow time, and is to last for some 12 minutes, he said. The Progress M-65 docked with the ISS on September 18, bringing along 2.5 tonnes of various cargo,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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