NASA creates electric launch vehicle.

I saw the word lunch and had to click on it

magneto-reluctance, pre-fabricated amulite, recipirocating dingle-arm :laughing:

Some of the terms he used sounded familiar to me, so wikipedia to the rescue:

Turns out the original is actually from 1944. Twenty-two pages is pretty impressive, considering botnik and markov generators hadn’t been invented yet.

Thanks to Inkidu I finally know the origin of some of the technobabble terms that existed before they were eclipsed by Back to the Future, and everything became flux capacitors.