Full record for null-g n.

Definition including 'null gee', 'null g', 'null-gee' etc.
OED requirements antedating 1953
Earliest cite Oliver Saari, "The Space Man"
Comment Mike Christie submitted a 1956 cite from Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination". <> Douglas Winston submitted a 1989 cite from L.E. Modesitt's "The Ecolitan Operation".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1977 cite from Alan Dean Foster's "The End of the Matter".
Ralf Brown located and Richard Horton submitted a 1987 cite from Lois McMaster Bujold's "Falling Free".
Jeff Prucher submitted a 2003 cite from Joe Haldeman's "Giza".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1977 cite from Colin Kapp's "The Chaos Weapon".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from Oliver Saari's "The Space Man".

Added to the OED in March 2004 as part of the entry for "null", with earliest date of 1956.

Last modified 9 July, 2009

Citations for null-g n.

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1953 O. Saari in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Apr. 84 You're about my age—you must remember when they shot the parts of the first moon rocket up to the Space Station. Alphonse Craig was putting them together. Greatest single-handed construction job ever done! He had to start from scratch, learning all the null-g and vacuum techniques without another pair of hands nor another brain to help him.
1953 O. Saari in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Apr. 87 The Station job requires a little bit of brawn—wrestling with masses takes muscles, even in null-g.
1956 A. Bester in Galaxy Oct. 48/1 I cite the Null-G anti-gravity installations of 2022.
1958 R. Silverberg Invaders from Earth (1987) ix. 88 You slept through the whole thing, it seems. Blast-off and null-g and everything.
1977 A. D. Foster End of Matter 210 The hold was little more than a vast open sphere within which all kinds of cargo could be stored at null g.
1987 Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Dec. 15/2 ‘Speaking of rotation—how are you handling null-g deconditioning in your people? I don't—’ his eyes inventoried the enormous structure, ‘I don't even see an exercise wheel. No spinning gym?’‘There's a null-g gym. The rotating personnel get a month downside after every three-month shift.’
1987 Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Dec. 16/1 Leo released his seat restraints, and stretched and relaxed in the pleasurable familiarity of weightlessness. Not for him the unfortunate nauseas of null-g that sapped the efficiency of so many employees.