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By Paul Dickson

ISBN-10: 0801891159

ISBN-13: 9780801891151

The release of Sputnik 1 in 1957 ushered in an exhilarating period of medical and technological development. As tv information anchors, radio hosts, and reporters stated the happenings of the yank and the Soviet area courses to thousands of captivated electorate, phrases that belonged to the worlds of technological know-how, aviation, and technological know-how fiction unexpectedly grew to become a part of the colloquial language. what is extra, NASA used a litany of acronyms in a lot of its respectable correspondence for you to transmit as a lot info in as little time as attainable. To translate this abnormal vocabulary, Paul Dickson has compiled the curious lingo and mystifying acronyms of NASA in an obtainable dictionary of the names, phrases, and words of the gap Age.

Aviators, fighter pilots, and try pilots coined the words "spam in a can" (how astronauts felt prelaunch as they sat in a tiny tablet atop a rocket booster); "tickety-boo" (things are fine), and "the Eagle has landed" (Neil Armstrong's recognized quote whilst Apollo eleven landed at the Moon).

This dictionary captures a broader starting place for language of the gap Age in accordance with the old ideas hired by way of the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's New 3rd foreign Dictionary. note histories for significant phrases are exact in a conversational tone, and technical phrases are deciphered for the pupil and lay reader.

This is a must-own reference for area historical past buffs.

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