Full record for space-burned adj.

Definition tanned to the point of burning from being in space
OED requirements antedating 1946
Earliest cite Richard S. Shaver, "Earth Slaves to Space"
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Leigh Brackett's 1944 "The Veil of Astellar".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1969 cite from Bryce Walton's "Troubling of a Star".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1963 cite from Jerome Bixby's "The Bad Life".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Richard S. Shaver's "Earth Slaves to Space"
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Citations for space-burned adj.

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1946 R.S. Shaver Earth Slaves to Space in Amazing Stories Sept. 39/2 They peered through the darkness in the cell and one tall, space-burned female, her burly body aglitter with metal ornaments, and with a long dis-ray hung on each hip, her leather harness chased with figures of the outlandish animals of Tiran, cried: ‘Here they are; two slaves who flaunt their murder of our highest and our best, Divnani, the kindest, most worthy of all the Tiran women!’
1969 B. Walton Troubling of Star in Venture Sci. Fiction Mag. May 98/1 His shaven head and face, in contrast to Rubin's hollow-eyed pallor, was space-burned to dark mahogany.
1977 L. Brackett Veil of Astellar in Best of Leigh Brackett ii. 86 His hair was as black as mine used to be, his skin space-burned dark and leathery.
1991 K. Laumer Judson's Eden 17 As always, the sight of the space-burned tugs and shuttles in their ranked cradles in the ready area gave him a lift of spirits no loess than the majestic bulk of the great deep-space hulls across the field, before the bright-lit service hangers.