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Remembering Apollo: Lunar Landing 43 Years Later
2012-07-20 06:02:38

Forty-three years ago from today, the moon indeed became tangible, as the three astronauts landed on the moon for the first time in human history.

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2010-01-30 15:25:00

A California state panel on Friday registered a collection of 106 artifacts left on the moon by the Apollo 11 mission as historical resources.


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'.