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2010-04-02 12:50:00

NASA engineers and contractors have worked together for the past two years on a technology that would make it easier for future space vehicles to dock to the International Space Station. Developed by the Orion Project Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Vision Navigation Sensor, or VNS, as well as a docking camera, have the ability to advance the capability necessary for automated rendezvous and docking. The system, which will be tested on STS-134, scheduled for this July,...


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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