Collision Orbit by Jack Williamson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Jack Williamson writing as Will Stewart. Another terrific tale describing early life on a paragravity terraformed asteroid. Suddenly, an asteroid changes course after an antimatter explosion; what can be done?


(Collision Orbit by Will Stewart (Jack Williamson)

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Asterite
A person who was born and lived amongst the asteroids.

Contraterrene Matter (Antimatter)
Contraterrene (CT) Matter (sometimes abbreviated "Seetee").

Dirigible Space Armor (Working Space Suits)
Heavy-duty space suits for mining work on asteroids.

Fire Storm
When clouds of antimatter dust encountered ordinary matter spaceships.

Igloo-Shaped Space Shelter
Easy to set up on airless asteroids.

Negative Safety-Field
A paragravity-based shield for space craft.

Paragravity
Artificial gravity.

Photophone
A line-of-sight communications device using light beams.

Pilot-Robot
The piloting gear of a space tug.

Plastifoam
Used to seal large leaks in space craft.

Seetee Blinker
A marker of contraterrene matter (antimatter) asteroids, to aid in interplanetary navigation.

Space-Burned
Analogous to sun-burned.

Terraforming - remake a planet
The process of modifying a planetary surface to resemble those of an ideal earth; affects the entire biosphere.

Thermalarm Relays
Detects objects by their heat radiation, so space craft can maneuver around them.

 

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