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Understanding Eilene Galloway's Role In NASA's Creation
2013-07-30 08:35:53

[WATCH VIDEO: The Woman Who Helped Create NASA] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In December of 1903, the Wright Brothers made history as they performed the world's first heavier than air, powered controlled flight. Three years later, the woman who would help create NASA was born. Eilene Galloway began her career as a researcher in the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress in 1941. Her duties included researching and writing House and Senate...

US Reportedly Had Plans To Blow Up The Moon
2012-11-27 11:38:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There's something particularly “Le Voyage dans la lune” about this next story. According to Asian News International and the Associated Press (AP) , The United States of America had planned a mission to blow up the moon in the 1950s. The intention was, apparently, to spook the Soviet Union and have them believe that we could do much worse to them. According to these reports, this project was called “A...

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2007-11-02 18:00:10

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW - Just a month after the Soviet Union stunned the world by putting the first artificial satellite into orbit, it boasted a new victory - a much bigger satellite carrying a mongrel dog called Laika. The mission, 50 years ago Saturday, ended sadly for Laika but helped pave the way for human flight. Nowadays Russia launches rats, fish and other small species for experiments. But larger animals like dogs and monkeys are no longer sent into space. As with other...


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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