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space-borne (adj.) antedating 1950 J. D. MacDonald 'Shadow on the Sand' carried through space; also, carried out in space or by means of instruments in space
space capsule (n.) antedating 1954 E. R. James 'Space Capsule' a small spacecraft containing the instruments or crew relating to the purpose of a space flight
space helmet (n.) antedating 1931 M. W. Wellman 'The Disc-men of Jupiter' a helmet worn in space to protect the head and provide air
space rocket (n.) antedating 1928 in Discovery June a rocket designed to travel beyond the earth's atmosphere
space vehicle (n.) antedating 1930 M. J. Breuer 'The Fitzgerald Contraction' =spacecraft
shapeshifting (n.) antedating 1884 A. Lang in M. Hunt Grimm's Household Tales I. the practice or act of changing shape to adopt the form or another animal or human
shapeshifting (adj.) antedating 1895 A. Nutt in Kuno Meyer Voy. Bran I. pertaining to shapeshifting
vessel (n.) antedating 1900 G. Griffiths 'A Honeymoon in Space' a spaceship
superluminary (n.) antedating 1973 J. Gregory & R. Price 'The Visitors'
go supernova (v.) antedating 1942 (of a star) to become a supernova;
graviton (n.) antedating 1941 Ross Rocklynne, Time Wants A Skeleton a hypothetical particle that mediates gravity, analogous to the photon for electromagnetism
morphed (adj.) antedating 2001 K. A. Applegate 'Animorphs: The Sacrifice' something that has morphed or has been morphed
morphing (n.) antedating 1990 C. W. McCubbin 'GURPS Aliens' the action or process that occurs when something morphs
sapient (adj.) antedating 1962 H. B. Piper 'Naudsonce' of an alien, having intelligence of human level
galaxy-wide (adj.) antedating 1940 Isaac Asimov, 'Homo Sol' extending across the galaxy
planetless (adj.) antedating 1817 Shelley 'Rev. Islam' void of planets
port (n.) antedating 1939 G. Giles 'Flight of the Starshell' a spaceport
porthole (n.) antedating 1925 W. Elwyn Backus 'The Waning of a World' a porthole in a spacecraft or aircraft
ship (n.) antedating 1925 in J. Schlossel's "Invaders from Outside" a spaceship
transhuman (n.) antedating 1978 R.C.W. Ettinger a human who has through evolution or augmentation acquired capabilities beyond the normal human range sufficient to be regarded as no longer merely human
moonship (n.) antedating 1931 Wonder Stories, The Murders on the Moon-Ship a spacecraft for going to the moon
solar system (n.) antedating 1887 M. Corelli 'A Romance of Two Worlds' a system of one or more stars, possibly with accompanying planets
kiloyear (n.) antedating 1945 one thousand years
kiloday (n.) antedating 1945 John W. Campbell, magazine editorial one thousand days
spaceline (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' a fleet of spaceships that travel regular routes between planets or solar systems
astronavigation (n.) antedating 1935 ALexander M, Phillips, Martian Gesture = astrogation
morph (n.) antedating 1990 C. W. McCubbin 'GURPS Aliens' a changed bodily form
morph (v.) antedating 1998 B. Hambly 'Planet of Twilight' to change the shape or form of part of something
areologic (adj.) antedating 1993 G. Bear 'Moving Mars' = areological
vacsuit (n.) antedating 1942 L. Brackett 'Child of the Sun' a vacuum suit; a space suit
vacsuited (adj.) antedating 1994 D. Weber 'On Basilisk Station' wearing a vacuum suit
face plate (n.) antedating 1930 i.e., of a space- or diving-suit
sentient (adj.) antedating 1920 Punch magazine =sapient or intelligent
sentient (n.) antedating 1970 Philip Josť Farmer, 'Maker of Universes' an intelligent being
sentience (n.) antedating 1947 G. O. Smith 'The Kingdom of the Blind' an intelligent being
micro book (n.) antedating 1943 'A. Boucher' 'One-Way Trip' a book reproduced at a reduced size by the use of microphotography or microprinting
spacehand (n.) antedating 1938 Manly Wade Wellman, 'Men Against the Stars' someone who works or has experience working in space
Mercurian (n.) antedating 1868 an inhabitant of Mercury
Saturnian (n.) antedating 1738 Gentl. Mag. VIII. an inhabitant of Saturn
Neptunian (n.) antedating 1870 an inhabitant of Neptune
Uranian (n.) antedating 1870 Proctor 'Other Worlds Than Ours' an inhabitant of Uranus
Plutonian (adj.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' pertaining to the planet Pluto
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' an inhabitant of Pluto
cyborgize (v.) antedating 1989 to make into a cyborg
transhumanity (n.) antedating 1978 R. C. W. Ettinger in 'Immortal: Short Novels of the Transhuman Future' the quality or condition of being transhuman; also, transhumans collectively
zero-gravity (n.) antedating 1938 1938 J. Binder 'If Science Reached The Earth's Core' the state or condition in which there is no apparent force of gravity acting on a body, either because the force is locally weak, or because both the body and its surroundings are freely and equally accelerating under the force
in-system (adj.) antedating 1971 Larry Niven, 'A Gift From Earth'
in-system (adv.) antedating 1961 Keith Laumer, 'Stranger in Paradox'
space navigator (n.) antedating 1930 G. Edwards 'A Rescue from Jupiter' one who navigates a spaceship
cyborging (n.) antedating 1989 Orson Scott Card, book review the process of coverting someone into a cyborg
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