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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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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