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ftl (adv.) antedating 1969 R. Meredith 'We All Died At Breakaway Station' at a speed faster than that of light
gravitically (adv.) antedating 1982 in a way that uses or is explained by gravitics
superluminally (adv.) antedating 1979 in Nature 18 Jan at a superluminal speed
superluminal (adv.) antedating 1992 L. Shepard 'Barnacle Bill the Spacer' at a superluminal speed
earth-type (adj.) antedating 1941 Jack Williamson, 'Son of Two Worlds' being of Earth style or manufacture
xenological (adj.) antedating 1950 1950 L. S. de Camp 'The Hand of Zei' of, or relating to, xenology
terraformed (adj.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson, "Minus Sign" Of an environment or planet transformed by terraforming
videophonic (adj.) antedating 1949 1949 A. E. van Vogt 'The Players of Null-A' related to videophones or their use
robotic (n.) antedating 1941 I. Asimov in Astounding Sci. Fiction May of or pertaining to robots; characteristic of or resembling a robot
robotical (adj.) antedating 1942 in Amazing Stories Feb. having the manner of a robot; related to robots
robotically (adv.) antedating 1971 P. Anderson 'The Byworlder' in a robotical way
roboticist (n.) antedating 1946 Isaac Asimov, 'Evidence' a scientist or engineer who studies or works with robots
roboticized (adj.) antedating 1952 E. Wellen 'Origins of Galactic Slang' provided with or converted to the use of robots
space relay (n.) antedating 1958 in The Listener 4 Dec a point in space such as a moon that can be used as an intermediate base on a journey
space science (n.) antedating 1953 W. Bolton 'Looking Sideways' the study of outer space
space scientist (n.) antedating 1951 Los Angeles Times a scientist who studies outer space
ion drive (n.) antedating 1947 Jack Williamson, The Equalizer a spacecraft propulsion system that uses electrically accelerated ions.
force-screen (n.) antedating 1939 Frank Belknap Long, The Dweller in Outer Darkness force field
transhuman (adj.) antedating 1967 R. Silverberg 'Those Who Watch' having the qualities or characteristics of transhumans
space junk (n.) antedating 1960 in New York Times 30 Dec man-made debris floating in space
outworld (n.) antedating 1951 Milton Lesser, 'A as in Android' a remote, distant, or outlying world
inhuman (adj.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' not human; alien
webcast (n.) antedating 1987 1987 D. K. Moran 'The Armageddon Rag' A live broadcast transmitted over the Internet
homo superior (n.) antedating 1935 Olaf Stapledon, "Odd John" the hypothetical superior successor species to homo sapiens.
heat ray (n.) antedating 1898 H. G. Wells, 'War of the Worlds'
cloak (v.) any evidence 1984 To make invisible or undetectable
cloaking device (n.) antedating 1971 James Blish, 'StarTrek 1' a device for rendering something invisible or undetectable.
dimension (n.) antedating 1930 Ed Earl Repp's 'The Red Dimension' an alternate reality coexisting with our own; a parallel universe
earthbound (adj.) antedating 1935 headed toward the planet Earth
space probe (n.) antedating 1958 in The Listener 20 Nov an unmanned spacecraft for research or reconnaissance
light-minute (n.) antedating 1945 in Isaac Asimov's "The Mule" the distance light travels in one minute
light-day (n.) antedating 1943 A.E. van Vogt, "Concealment" the distance light travels in 24 hours
light-month (n.) antedating 1952 in Theodore R. Cogswell's "The Specter General" the distance light travels in one month
light-year (n.) antedating 1888 in Athenaeum the distance light travels in one year
stun-gun (n.) antedating 1946 M. Champion 'The Unforeseen' a gun that fires shot which stuns without causing serious injury
planetographer (n.) antedating 1937 E. E. Smith 'Galactic Patrol' one who studies planets
spy-ray (n.) antedating 1934 E. E. Smith 'Triplanetary' a ray capable of penetrating walls etc. which permits the transmitter to see what is occurring at the target location
star drive (n.) antedating 1948 P. Anderson 'Genius' a spaceship drive capable of interstellar travel
space (v.) any evidence 1947 B. I. Kahn 'Command' to go out into space
time track (n.) antedating 1942 M. Jameson 'Anachron, Inc.' =timeline
laser cannon (n.) antedating 1966 Larry Niven in If a large weapon similar in size to a cannon that fires a laser
solar sail (n.) antedating 1960 Aeroplane XCIX a surface designed to utilize the pressure of solar radiation to provide the propulsive force for a spacecraft to which it is attached
solar sailing (n.) antedating 1960 Aeroplane XCIX propelling a spaceship via a solar sail
telescreen (n.) antedating 1938 A. J. Burks 'The Challenge of Atlantis' a television screen
space biology (n.) antedating 1953 Hugo Gernsback, 'Science-Fiction Sematics' the study of biology in outer space
space bus (n.) antedating 1961 in New Scientist 27 July a spacecraft designed to ferry people and freight short distances
space journey (n.) antedating 1901 H. G. Wells 'First Men in Moon' a journey in space
space navigation (n.) antedating 1931 J. M. Walsh 'Vandals of Void' navigation in space
space taxi (n.) antedating 1952 W. Ley in C. Ryan 'Across Space Frontier' a spacecraft designed for short distance ferrying
space travelling (n.) antedating 1934 C. Lambert 'Music Ho!' travelling through outer space
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