posted 05-02-2014 01:55 AM
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 Member
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posted 05-02-2014 08:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by moorouge: All vanilla
That existed before the space program and was used to describe something bland or not exciting.
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posted 05-02-2014 10:50 AM
It ain't rocket science.
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