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2006-08-21 10:10:00

A Japanese space tourist who had hoped to blast off on board a Russian rocket next month was deemed unfit for the trip on Monday, a Russian space official said, adding that a U.S. woman was most likely to replace him.

2006-05-02 13:57:30

NASA officials announced the next crew for the international space station Tuesday: an astronaut making her first space flight, a NASA veteran and a cosmonaut making a return trip to the station.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.