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  • Any form of space travel, really. HUMANS IN SPACE!
  • The new Informatics Forum of the University of Edinburgh has, above the main entrance, in big friendly letters: "The University of Edinburgh IN SPACE!"
  • Many universities has three semesters of calculus, where Calculus III is Calculus I and II IN 3D SPACE!
  • After learning about vectors on a plane comes vectors IN SPACE!
    • Similarly, multi-variable calculus is calculus, IN 3-D SPACE!!
  • The United States started out roughly as the United Kingdom AS A REPUBLIC IN AMERICA!
    • Australia started out roughly as the United Kingdom WITH SAND!
  • Hubble is a telescope... but IN SPACE!
    • And it's repaired by space shuttles, which are airplanes IN SPACE!
  • Tang is orange juice that only became popular after astronauts drank it IN SPACE!
  • New Orleans's French Quarter is Paris IN AMERICA!
    • And Quebec is a dual-language (English and French) France... IN CANADA!
      • Head on out to Chicoutimi or Rimouski or Rivière-du-Loup and see how "dual-language" it is.
    • Alternately, Quebec is (in the words of a francophobic wag on a trip to Montreal in winter) "the Louisiana of Siberia."
  • The Mateba Grifone is the Mateba Unica 6 AS A CARBINE!
  • Explosions IN SPACE!
  • Zero-G Spot is, as the Laconic page says, sex IN SPACE!
  • This article/video describes the light show made when you explode an H-Bomb. IN SPACE!
  • Byzantium is The Roman Empire IN THE EAST!
  • The OCR Physics A level in England. A levels have two sections; AS and A2. When asked what was covered in A2, this troper's teacher replied "It's basically AS module one IN SPACE."
  • This sort of premise has been seen in venture capital investing, in which it becomes shorthand to describe some new idea as "X for Y" where X is some preexisting thing and Y is some new demographic. (For example, "Groupons for Moms.") Venture capitalist Ethan Kurzweil has written an article decrying this tendency as lazy and possibly detrimental to creativity.
  • St. Vladimir was King Manasseh IN RUSSIA!
  • C++ was originally called (and originally was) C....WITH CLASSES!
  • Solar power has failed to take off on a large scale, but experts want to try again IN SPACE!
  • Space weather. It's weather. IN SPACE! Except it's actually life-threatening radiation. IN SPACE!

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