lander


lander
/lan"deuhr/, n.
a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body. Cf. orbiter.
[1960-65; LAND + -ER1]

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      city, seat (1884) of Fremont county, west-central Wyoming, U.S., on the Popo Agie River, east of the Wind River Range, at an elevation of 5,360 feet (1,634 metres). Part of the traditional territory of the Shoshone people, the area was settled in the 1870s around Forts Augur and Brown and named for Colonel F.W. Lander. Ranching, lumber, oil wells, coal mines, iron ore, and uranium are its economic assets. To the north is the Wind River Indian Reservation ( Shoshone and Arapaho) with the grave of Sacagawea (a Shoshone woman who acted as a guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition). Sinks Canyon State Park and the Shoshone National Forest are immediately southwest. South Pass, an important landmark on the Oregon Trail, lies 32 miles (51 km) southwest. The city sponsors the annual One-Shot Antelope Hunt. Inc. 1890. Pop. (1990) 7,023; (2000) 6,867.

      county, central Nevada, U.S. It is drained by the Humboldt and Reese rivers. The county is arid and is covered by the Shoshone and Toiyabe mountains, which include large segments of Toiyabe National Forest in the south. The county seat, Battle Mountain, is in the far north. The county was formed in 1862. The major economic activity is mining, most notably of turquoise and gold. Area 5,494 square miles (14,229 square km). Pop. (2000) 5,794; (2007 est.) 5,104.

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