Glossary: A Hitchhikers Guide to Berriland

Alphabetic listing of places, words, phrases and acronyms with their definitions, carefully and skilfully crafted by Alex’s sister, Isabella. Crib for the underlying themes and jokes.

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Easymail - Software application for use with SatCom C devices.
Eeyore - The lugubrious donkey in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh.
Eleanor - Daughter of Alex Whitworth
EPIRB - Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
ETE - Estimated Time Enroute - the estimated time to get from where you are to a particular place - as opposed to ETA which is the the actual day/time that you expect to get there. There is a facility for checking ETE to a waypoint on GPS.
EVA - Extravehicular Activity eg spacewalk
Examiner - She who asks awkward questions of the crew and tests them with difficult tasks.