Word of the Day
Extenuate ik-STEN-yuh-wayt (verb) To lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses; mitigate; to lessen the strength or effect of — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
NASA’s website is packed with information and resources. There is information about the space shuttle program; information for teachers, students and those curious about space; multimedia presentations; blogs; NASA history information; astronomy facts; and more.
Number to Know
1958: Year on this date when NASA was created. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the bill creating the administration.
This Day in History
July 29, 1981: Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer are married.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Country singer Martina McBride (46)
“Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous.” — Peter Jennings, who was born on this date in 1938.