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'''nerdle''' : A herd of nerds.
 
'''nerdle''' : A herd of nerds.
 
  The nerdle futily speculates on the machinations of the kaarls, raalphs, & caaspers, and all manner of mysterious happenings at this once and future Starport. We are the nerdle. There is no escape... resistance is futile and you will be assimilated! note: Nerdle IS plural
 
  The nerdle futily speculates on the machinations of the kaarls, raalphs, & caaspers, and all manner of mysterious happenings at this once and future Starport. We are the nerdle. There is no escape... resistance is futile and you will be assimilated! note: Nerdle IS plural
 
'''NSF''' : NASA Space Flight
 
  A web forum used for uploading and sharing pictures and coverage of space events around the globe
 
  
 
'''ORC sweat''' : obscure ring coating
 
'''ORC sweat''' : obscure ring coating

Revision as of 02:09, 1 February 2020


Terminology that has been used mostly in chat on LabPadres youtube channel. But some are also used elsewhere in other chats.


caasper : Caaspers are the invisible 👻 workers inside the rocket.

We want to see a 20km test, so we hope they're not very friendly because they need to work... no spooky moaning allowed! 

eat crow : humiliation by having to admit being wrong

Eating crow is a colloquial idiom, used in some English-speaking countries, that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. It happens often at Lab Padre where things are not always what they seem but everyone feels the need to speculate 'intelligently'.

EDA : Everyday Astronaut

 Youtuber host Tim Dodd on his channel Everyday Astronaut, has a gift for describing rocket science in layman's terms, as he is himself a layman with avid interest in all things rockets

Grover : a Grove 5150L crane

see the page on cranes for details!

IFA : In Flight Abort

the procedure initiated in a situation endangering crew of a capsule during the flight phase of a launch to bring the crew to safety - typically involves a jetison of the crew capsule from the rocket accompanied by a burst of emergency propulsion to bring the capsule safely out of harms way

IFAT : In Flight Abort Test

a test of the in flight abort system, where the abort is intiated intentionally in an uncrewed mission to test the reliability of the IFA system. Often IFA is used to signify IFAT, and currently, IFA often is used to mean Spacex's imminent in flight abort test of crew dragon

Kaarl : any worker on a manlift

Kaarls are the real men in manlifts, not to be confused with Carl Agnew one of our prime contributors, or Raalphs who are Kaarl wannabe's and work on the ground.

Mk : Mark (Number)

Short for Mark with a number after it signifying the established series model for each starship's designation (e.g. Mk1 for Mark 1, the first Starship built)

nerdle : A herd of nerds.

The nerdle futily speculates on the machinations of the kaarls, raalphs, & caaspers, and all manner of mysterious happenings at this once and future Starport. We are the nerdle. There is no escape... resistance is futile and you will be assimilated! note: Nerdle IS plural

ORC sweat : obscure ring coating

On 11. Nov. Raalphs began coating the rings with an unknown substance. Since rings are produced in Mordor, Juan Ona proposed ORC sweat, an apt name.

Raalph : workers on the ground

They do their thing on the ground because they're Kaarl wannabes but are afraid of heights 🤢 

Rolo:

Rolo Tower is the lower section because it looks like a coin roll or Rolo candy.

RUD: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

An event that happens very quickly resulting in something being destroyed without warning (also referred to as 'anomoly', or more to the point: 'an explosion'

Scottie:

​Scotties are workers who are putting up the I-beams for the Container Castle Circus. Hey! Raalph! Tell Scottie to beam up Kaarl!

UFO:

​UFO was the double stacked rings with cutouts, which had the UFO test written upon it. Most likely to troll us.

WAI: What About It?

 Youtube channel, with the Host Felix bringing  updates on starship and other space things

Notes: Please try to keep any updates in alphabetical order. Thanks.