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moorouge
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posted 05-02-2014 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 'space age' has seen several new words and phrases enter our language that are associated with space flight. Among the less well known are these from Apollo 9.
  • All vanilla - used by the crew to describe the fact that everything was proceeding as normal. It's worth noting here that the astronauts rarely used 'A-OK'. This was attributed to Shorty Powers and is perhaps better known.

  • Astrokin - used for the first time by the press corps to describe the families and children of the astronauts.
No doubt you can add more...

Jim Behling
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posted 05-02-2014 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moorouge:
All vanilla
That existed before the space program and was used to describe something bland or not exciting.

sts205cdr
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posted 05-02-2014 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It ain't rocket science.

randy
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posted 05-02-2014 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Low earth orbit, geo-stationary orbit, loi, pdi, tei, tli.

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