Full record for space navigator n.

Definition one who navigates a spaceship
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite G. Edwards 'A Rescue from Jupiter'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1930 cite from Gawain Edwards' "A Rescue from Jupiter". Earliest cite in the OED: 1936.
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Citations for space navigator n.

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1930 ‘G. Edwards’ Rescue from Jupiter in Wonder Stories Feb. 778/1 He called the explorers in, the mechanics and engineers, the space-navigators and the rocket-experts.
1931 ‘G. Edwards’ Return from Jupiter in Wonder Stories Mar. 778/1 He called the explorers in, the mechanics and engineers, the space-navigators and the rocket-experts.