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  • Byzantium is The Roman Empire IN THE EAST!
  • The computer programming language C++ was originally called (and originally was) C....WITH CLASSES!
  • Hubble is a telescope... but IN SPACE!
    • And it's repaired by space shuttles, which are airplanes IN SPACE!
  • The Gyrojet series of rocket weapons are just like regular firearms that can be used IN SPACE!
  • The OCR Physics A level in England. A levels have two sections; AS and A2. When asked what was covered in A2, one troper's teacher replied, "It's basically AS module one IN SPACE."
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  • New Orleans' French Quarter is Paris IN AMERICA!
  • Patents for common software algorithms aren't that novel and won't be easily obtained. However, you can instead obtain patents for common software algorithms ON THE INTERNET!
  • Space solar power. Gigawatt-scale solar-panel arrays didn't work out? Okay, let's try gigawatt-scale solar-panel arrays IN SPACE!
  • Space weather. It's weather. IN SPACE! Except it's actually life-threatening radiation.
  • St. Vladimir was King Manasseh IN RUSSIA!
  • Tang is orange juice that only became popular after astronauts drank it IN SPACE!
  • This article/video describes the light show made when you explode an H-bomb. 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.
  • Undergraduate math is made of this trope:
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    • Many universities have 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 3D SPACE!
  • Zero-G Spot is, as the Laconic page says, sex IN SPACE!
  • The Other Wiki has an entire template dedicated to topics... IN SPACE!
  • As described by Senator John Madigan: "Submarines are the spaceships of the ocean."
  • Elon Musk decided to use his Space "X" program to launch his personal Tesla roadster IN SPACE!
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