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2005-07-12 23:58:06

By Michael Christie CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA returns to human space flight on Wednesday with its first space shuttle mission since Columbia disintegrated 2 1/2 years ago, killing seven astronauts and spilling debris over Texas. When Discovery blasts off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a plume of fire at 3:51 p.m. (1951 GMT), it will kick-start the stalled construction of the International Space Station and also mark, U.S. space officials say, the first step on the road back...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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