I have a tendancy to lean to hard on technobabble, I feel it's grossly ineffective as dialouge. An example of something I've cut out of my story: Zac sat down and pulled the safety straps tight, he donned the headset in time to hear the petty officer requesting permission to take off. “Plaster City Tower, this is Papa Sierra Mike Three Thee Nine requesting permission to take off and ascend to orbit,” said Thompson with a flat informal tone. “339 this is Plaster Tower, permission granted, take off and hold course 033 at altitude 200,” came the crackly reply. Zac’s stomach dropped as the shuttle lurched upwards and accelerated. The shuttle leveled out at twenty thousand feet and held a straight course over the desert below. He could see the BM2 and the Lieutenant scanning their controls and gauges as the waited for the next radio call and set of instructions, they didn’t have to wait long. “339, Plaster City Departure, permission granted for a full speed orbital ascension on vector 060.270, contact Orbital Control on 234.56, good day sir.” I don't think the dialouge helps the story, in fact I feel it just gets in the way. What are your thoughts on technobabble?