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spaceship (n.) antedating 1880 Pall Mall Gazette a spacecraft; esp. a manned one under the control of its crew
space-suited (adj.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'Triplanetary' wearing a space-suit
visiscreen (n.) antedating 1937 Arthur Leo Zagat, 'The Cavern of the Shining Pool' a screen capable of displaying a visual image
tight-beam (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark Three'' a highly-focused beam used for communication, especially between spaceships
chronoscopy (n.) any evidence 1956 Isaac Asimov, The Dead Past viewing past or future events
chronoscope (n.) any evidence 1936 'Don A. Stuart', 'Elimination' a device for viewing events in the past or future
non-terrestrial (adj.) antedating 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time' not found on or originating from the planet Earth
transgalactic (adj.) antedating 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time' across a galaxy
post-human (adj.) any evidence 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time" of or relating to a time after the extinction of humans
alien (n.) interdating 1820-1920 an (intelligent) being from another planet
viewphone (n.) antedating 1932 Raymond Z. Gallun, Revolt of the Star Men a telephone that allows caller and receiver to see one another = videophone
countergravity (adj.) any evidence 1952 Isaac Asimov, The Currents of Space = antigravity
tin-can (n.) antedating 1940 Lee Gregor, 'Flight to Galileo' a spaceship or space station
non-human (n.) antedating 1942 Lester del Rey, "The Wings of Night" a non-human creature or organism, such as an animal, an alien, or a supernatural being
tractor ray (n.) antedating 1942 Ross Rocklynne, 'Abyss of Darkness' =tractor beam
nightside (adj.) any evidence 1935 Stanley G. Weinbaum, The Lotus Eaters pertaining to that part of an astronomical body facing away from the Sun.
space-crew (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, 'The Luck of Ignatz" the crew of a spacecraft
earthbound (adj.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, 'Galactic Patrol' unable to leave the planet Earth
starfleet (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, "The Luck of Ignatz" a fleet of starships
gateway (n.) antedating 1933 Harl Vincent, 'Wanderer of Infinity' a portal allowing travel or communication between dimensions, alternate universes, etc.
communicator (n.) antedating 1934 E. E. Smith,'Skylark of Valeron' a device for communicating with a spaceship or astronaut
nonhumanoid (adj.) antedating 1946 Basil Wells, "Scrambled World" not having a human or human-like bodily form
biotechnician (n.) antedating 1951 Poul Anderson, 'Inside Earth"
spacewards (adv.) antedating 1937 P.E. Cleator, 'Spaceward' towards space; away from the local planet
spacewards (adj.) antedating 1941 C. Simak 'Masquerade' towards space; away from the local planet
home star (n.) antedating 1939 Clifford Simak, "The Cosmic Engineers" the star which the homeworld orbits.
earther (n.) antedating 1952 C.M. Kornbluth, "Make Mine Mars" an inhabitant of Earth
visiphone (v.) antedating 1940 L. del Rey, 'The Stars Look Down' to use a visiphone to call or speak to someone
deflector (n.) antedating 1945 'Murray Leinster', First Contact
moon flight (n.) antedating 1942 Carol Grey (Robert Lowndes), "The Leapers" flight to the Moon
impervium (n.) antedating 1942 F. Orlin Tremaine, "A Leader for Korcin" a near-indestructible synthetic material or alloy
viewport (n.) antedating 1942 Martin Pearson (Donald A. Wollheim), 'The Key to the Dark Planet' a window in a spacecraft or in the conning tower of an oil rig
ray-gun (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, 'The Black Star Passes' a hand-held device that can be made to emit rays, esp. destructive or harmful ones
space yacht (n.) antedating 1934 'Don A. Stuart' (John W. Campbell), 'Twilight' A small spaceship for personal use.
space-dock (n.) antedating 1938 Raymond Z. Gallun, 'Hotel Cosmos' a dock for space ships
energy gun (n.) any evidence 1941 A.E. van Vogt, The Seesaw a weapon firing a beam of energy =ray gun
launching laser (n.) any evidence 1971 Larry Niven, 'The Fourth Profession' a high-powered laser used for the launching of spacecraft, either by vaporizing propellent at the rear of the craft, or by radiation pressure on a light sail
precog (v.) antedating 1948 H, Beam Piper, 'Police Operation' to predict the future by precognitive powers
dirtsider (n.) any evidence 1984 Timothy Zahn, "Return to the Fold" a spacer's term for an inhabitant of a planet
boat (n.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' = spaceship
Terrestrian (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' an inhabitant of earth; = terrestrial
Terrestrial (n.) antedating 1925 Hugo Gernsback, 'Ralph 124 C 41 +' an inhabitant of earth, an Earthling
esp (v.) any evidence 1949 Eric Frank Russell, 'Postscript' to use extrasensory powers
nullgrav (n.) antedating 1956 Robert A. Heinlein, 'The Door into Summer'
null-gravity (n.) any evidence 1957 John Victor Peterson, 'The Gently Orbiting Blonde' = anti-gravity
nullgrav (adj.) antedating 1957 John Victor Peterson, 'The Gently Orbiting Blonde'
sol-type (adj.) any evidence 1943 A.E. van Vogt, 'M33 in Andromeda' of the same class of star as Sol
space vessel (n.) antedating 1929 Clare Winger Harris and Miles J. Breuer, M.D., 'A Baby on Neptune' a spaceship
spacecraft (n.) antedating 1929 New York Times any vehicle designed to travel in space
spacehound (n.) antedating 1940 Nelson S. Bond, 'Shall Stay These Couriers . . .'
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