Full record for space-tanned adj.

Definition Having a space tan
OED requirements antedating 1942
Earliest cite Cleve Cartmill, 'Some Day We'll Find You'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Calvin Knox's "Look Homeward, Spaceman".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a quotation in a 1978 reprint of Theodore Sturgeon's 1951 story "The Travelling Crag"; Mike Christie verified it from the original appearance in Galaxy in 1950.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an undated reprint of Harry Walton's "Schedule"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1945 first appearance.
Mike Christie submitted a 1942 cite from Cleve Cartmill's "Some Day We'll Find You".

From his etext collection, Ralf Brown suggested a number of stories as sources for cites: we would like to see cites from printed sources of these stories:
"The Energy Eaters" by Arthur K. Barnes and Henry Kuttner
Raymond A. Palmer, "The Vengeance of Martin Bran"
Paula King, "Maia's_Veil (Book_Two_of The Cloudships of Orion)"
Michelle Levigne, "Sunsinger"
or cites of any date from other sources.

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Citations for space-tanned adj.

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1942 C. Cartmill Some Day We'll Find You in Astounding Sci.-Fiction Dec. 41/1 Craig's space-tanned face set in lines of puzzlement.
1950 Galaxy Sci. Fiction Oct. (back cover) Jets blasting, Bat Durston came screeching down through the atmosphere of Bbllzznaj, a tiny planet seven billion light years from Sol. He cut out his super-hyper-drive for the landingā€„and at that point a tall, lean spaceman stepped out of the tail assembly, proton gun-blaster in a space-tanned hand.
1956 Amazing Stories Aug. 72/2 He was a short, wiry man, smiling broadly, with thin space-tanned features and a keen-pointed nose.