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2011-01-08 16:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association is deeply saddened by the senseless attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at a constituent event outside Tucson, Arizona today. "Rep. Gabrielle Giffords serves her constituents and her country with passion and with genuine enthusiasm," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "Our prayers are with her family and her staff as they get through this difficult situation." Rep. Giffords most...

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2010-06-21 11:10:00

House lawmakers have given NASA Administrator Charles Bolden until June 25 to deliver all records, charts, emails, voice messages and other supporting materials used in drafting the agency's 2011 budget proposal. The House Science and Technology Committee gave NASA last week until June 16 to flesh out supporting analysis for the agency's controversial shift in course, which would abandon the Constellation program.  The new plan entails backing a commercial crew taxi service to the...

2007-05-25 07:51:01

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's top lawyer said Thursday that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office because he wanted to make sure the meeting details weren't made public. "I personally made the decision to destroy them," NASA general counsel Michael Wholley told a House subcommittee in Washington. "I did so by breaking them into pieces and throwing them in the trash." Wholley apologized and said in...

2006-02-17 07:03:53

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Congressional leaders asked NASA Thursday to guarantee scientific openness at the agency following accusations that a public affairs officer changed or filtered information on global warming and the Big Bang. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, chairman of the House Science Committee, said that while space administrator Michael Griffin has responded admirably to the allegations, "NASA still has a lot of work to do to ensure openness." "We need free and open inquiry, an agency that...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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