Technology / Aviation / Nacelle: A streamlined enclosure or housing to protect something such as the crew, engine, or landing gear. French: nacelle, from Latin, navicella, little ship.
Entertainment / Literature / Space Opera: A subgenre of 'soft' science fiction especially popular between 1930-1960, often used in a derogatory sense. These space operas are novels or short stories set in the distant future after humanity has MORE
Technology / Aviation / Longeron: A principal longitudinal member of a fuselage's framing, usually continuous across a number of supporting points. MORE