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astrodome

[′as·trō‚dōm]
(aerospace engineering)
A transparent dome in the fuselage or body of an aircraft or spacecraft intended primarily to permit taking celestial observations in navigating. Also known as astral dome; navigation dome.

astrodome

A transparent bubble, calibrated for refraction, mounted on top of an aircraft fuselage through which celestial observations are taken. Also called a navigation dome or an astral dome.
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Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, the brightly lit and colorful Astrodome featured a host of new amenities, many of which became commonplace in future ballparks.
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As part of the April 10 anniversary celebration, the Astros have set aside 1,965 tickets in the View Deck II and Outfield Deck sections to be offered at $3.50, which is the same as the 1965 price of Astrodome tickets for box seats and several upper level sections.
Astrodome (11-2), ridden by Hide and trained by Gary Moore, had a good battle with Tony McCoy and 5-4 favourite Ermine Sea, eventually shading him by half a length.
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Like Astrodome, he's shown good resolution from the front recently, and even though there could be three or four pressing him for the lead, I'll stick with him.
R, age 23, presented to the Astrodome mental health clinic requesting "Xanax for my nerves." He said he had been taking 6 mg/d "for years and years, and it's the only thing that helps." Mr.
In the case of the Astrodome, we assumed the smoke to be uniformly distributed.
When UCLA and Houston met at The Astrodome in Houston in 1968, more than 50,000 fans and a national TV audience were on hand.
In 2004, the four-day shopping extravaganza at the Astrodome complex's Reliant Center attracted 68,000 customers, who spent a staggering $9.1 million, with 100 vendors hawking wares like home decor, jewelry, gourmet food, apparel, accessories, toys, garden items--and of course Nutcracker dolls and paraphernalia.
HOUSTON -- Making CVS Corp.'s mobile pharmacy at the Astrodome work took a sense of the big picture as well as attention to detail.
Children ran giggling and racing up and down the aisles of cots at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, yelling back to their mothers and fathers, "I'm right here!" Their energy seemed boundless, even in the face of tragedy.