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Vitalium
A rare radioactive metal which enables solar power cells.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Positive Ray Propulsion (Ion Drive)
An ion drive.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Photograph of Earth from Space
An aerial photograph from outside the atmosphere.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Motor Torpedo
A terrestrial torpedo, driven by ion beams.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Beam-Powered Propulsion
Using a powerful energy source as motive power for a projectile.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Automatized Factory
A factory consisting of machines with imposed human abilities.
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik Pohl)
Human Habit Pattern Machines
Imposing human habits onto machines.
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik Pohl)
Alien Life Form
Living organisms of non-Earth origin.
(From The Hothouse Planet [1937] by Arthur K. Barnes)
Life-Ship
An emergency escape or survival craft.
(From The Invisible World [1940] by Ed Earl Repp)
Space Tramp
An old, slow spacecraft.
(From The Invisible World [1940] by Ed Earl Repp)
Vehicle Seeds
A matrix of materials and instructions that allow vehicles to grow themselves when placed in an environment of plentiful materials.
(From Killing Titan [2015] by Greg Bear)
Asteroid Mining (Blasting)
Setting charges on an asteroid.
(From Asteroid of Gold [1932] by Clifford Simak)
Ship's Magnetic Plates (Magnetic Mooring)
Keeps a mining ship attached to the surface of an asteroid.
(From Asteroid of Gold [1932] by Clifford Simak)
Gravitational Disks
Maintain your footing on those low-gravity celestial bodies.
(From Revolt on Io [1940] by Jack West)
Atomic Automatic
Fires a special, rocket-like bullet.
(From Revolt on Io [1940] by Jack West)
Merry-Go-Round Life Suspension (Refrigerator Plant)
A device that offered cold sleep.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don Wilcox)
Multi-Generation Space Voyage (Generation Ship)
A space ship and voyage intended to last across multiple human generations.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don Wilcox)
Trumpaphone
A loud, brassy instrument.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don Wilcox)
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