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"This category [science fiction] excludes rocket ships that make U-turns, serpent men of Neptune that lust after human maidens, and stories by authors who flunked their Boy Scout merit badge tests in descriptive astronomy."
- Robert Heinlein

Groundhog  
  Not a space professional.  

Stevens streaked in after him, displaying a groundhog's harmless pride in handling himself well in space conditions.
From Waldo, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1942
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As far as I know, this is an original term created by Heinlein.

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