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2010-07-20 07:03:00

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK and Farnborough International have presented the 2010 John Curtis Sword Award to Air Marshal T.M. "Timo" Anderson, first Director General of the independent U.K. Military Aviation Authority and Regulator of Military Air Safety, at the Farnborough International Airshow last night. Air Marshal Anderson was recognized for his exceptional service and contributions to the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Anglo/U.S. relations. The Curtis Sword...

2010-01-04 15:23:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK has named "The Space Entrepreneur," a group of visionaries and engineers who are leading the way for commercial space tourism, as its 2009 Person of the Year in a cover story released today in Aviation Week & Space Technology. Privately financed spaceships, such as Scaled Composite's SpaceShipTwo and Masten Space Systems' lunar lander, are growing in number and budgets. After receiving more than $1 billion in private capital, NASA has...


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Gordon Fullerton
2012-09-19 14:20:48

Gordon Fullerton is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Charles Gordon Fullerton on October 11, 1936 in Rochester, New York. Fullerton graduated from U.S. Grant High School in Portland, Oregon and went on to further his education at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after, Fullerton entered the U.S. Air Force and...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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