glory trip
 n.— «This is where they pull the ICBMs from the United States and do “glory trips,” as they call them, to make sure they are functional, operational. They ship them over to Vandenberg, throw them in a silo, instrument them, put a flight termination system on them, fire them off, and impact them right into the lagoon. All kinds of methods are used to score them.» —“Interview: a tour of SpaceX (part 3)” by Sam Dinkin Space Review Mar. 13, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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