Full record for space scientist n.

Definition a scientist who studies outer space
OED requirements antedating 1951
Earliest cite Los Angeles Times
Comment Roberto Labanti submitted a cite from a newspaper story subheading in the Los Angeles Times, 29 November 1951
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for space scientist n.

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1951 Los Angeles Times Nov. 29 2/3 Roasting of fliers on moon trip seen Constant splashing with water may help, space scientist says
1999 About the Authors in C. Pellegrino & G. Zebrowski Star Trek: Next Generation: Dyson Sphere 233 He has been described by Stephen Jay Gould as a space scientist who occasionally looks down and by Arthur C. Clarke as ‘the polymathic astro-geologist-nuclear physicist who happens to be the world's first astro-paleontologist’.