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Conveyor Ribbon
A moving sidewalk.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Pneumatic Tube Station
Passengers are sealed into a narrow cylinder that is shot through a pressurized tube to their destination.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Teleradio Control (Hand Flash)
A device that can call a vehicle to a driver; it drives itself in a near-autonomous fashion to the caller.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Groundling
A person who does not fly, especially into space.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Sensory Skinsuit
A form-fitting garment with sensory connections.
(From Dream Park [1981] by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
Skinsuit
Wearable artificial, full-body skin.
(From Millenium [1983] by John Varley)
Self-Guided Rocket Bullets
A rifle made for airless environments shoots rocket bullets.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Hydroponics in Space
Growing plants for food without soil on a spacecraft.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Air Renewal
Re-oxygenating the air within the projectile spacecraft.
(From From the Earth to the Moon [1867] by Jules Verne)
Stellene
A tough, transparent material used to make domes or even spacecraft.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Chlorophane
Similar to chlorophyll but synthetic and far more efficient.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Air-Restorer Capsule
A device that re-oxygenates air in space suits.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Space Bubble (Bubb)
An inflatable spacecraft.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Sun-Powered Ionic Drive Motor
A rocket propulsion system that takes solar energy to power an ion drive.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Bergenholm Drive
A device that renders a spaceship free of inertia.
(From Triplanetary [1934] by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
Trumps
Magical Tarot cards that permitted both communication and transportation.
(From Nine Princes in Amber [1970] by Roger Zelazny)
Transkin
A hooded protective suit worn on Venus.
(From Parasite Planet [1935] by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
Mudshoes
Footgear specialized for the semisolid soil of Venus
(From Parasite Planet [1935] by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
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