RIFT


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AcronymDefinition
RIFTReactor in Flight Test (NASA/AEC program)
RIFTResin Infusion Under Flexible Tooling
RIFTReactor In-Flight Test System
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Nay, more," said the king; "what thinkest thou, Mopo, would this people of thine fill the rift behind us?
Bid thy people pass to the right and to the left of me, and stand in all their numbers upon the slopes of the grass that run down to the lips of the rift.
Slowly, and with much pain, he clambered to the bottom of the rift and stood there.
The narrow canyon turned and twisted this way and that, and the rift was so small that they were able to touch both walls at the same time by stretching out their arms.
As he stood looking down upon this grim reminder that another man of might had succumbed to the cruel powers of the desert, he was brought to startled attention by the report of a firearm, the sound of which came from the depths of the gorge to the south of him, and reverberated along the steep walls of the narrow rift.
Suddenly, as he spoke, a great brightness fell about him, causing him to look upward, thinking the sun had burst through a rift in the clouds; but there were no clouds.
Barbicane immediately enlightened his companion as to what he knew about lunar rifts.
Barbicane, through his glasses, observed these rifts with great attention.
The first observations had not discovered these rifts.
One could see the grand Alpine masses dimly outlined against the black firmament, and one or two faint stars blinking through rifts in the night.
Yet always were their farthest glimpses stopped by the closing vistas of green, and, yet always, as they climbed, did the forest roof arch overhead, with only here and there rifts that permitted shattered shafts of sunlight to penetrate.
The surface is very uneven, rising like the waves of a troubled sea, descending low, and interspersed by rifts that sink deep.