"A space rocket with wings enabling it to land like an aircraft and be used repeatedly"
Today is the 13th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia's disintegration during reentry, but we suspect you're already aware because it's all over social media. The title is the Oxford English Dictionary's definition of "space shuttle." It notes that the first usage, in 1960, was fictional. This is also the anniversary of the release of the first fascicle (A to Ant) of the OED in 1884. The project team originally thought it would take 10 years; it took 44. We think the end result was totally worth the scope and budget creep.