Full record for earthside n.

Definition an earthside location or organization. Also "earth-side".
OED requirements any evidence 1953
Earliest cite Robert A. Heinlein, 'Starman Jones'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Jacques Jean Ferrat's "Snowstorm on Mars".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1958 cite from "Slaves of the Tree" by Robert Silverberg (as Eric Rodman).
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a UK reprint of "the Sound of the Wind" by Theodore L. Thomas
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1977 cite from "...and earth so far away" by Herbert Charles Petley

The OED has a quote from a 1963 reprint of Robert A. Heinlein's 1949 "Red Planet".

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Citations for earthside n.

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1953 R. A. Heinlein Starman Jones (1975) x. 104 The Ozarks. That's Earthside.
1956 J. J. Ferrat Snowstorm on Mars in Fantastic Universe June 104/1 There'll never be brisket on Mars. For that we must go to the stars. Give me some tablets with vitamin Q. If you don't like it, to Earthside with you!
1958 ‘E. Rodman’ Slaves of Tree in Super-Sci. Fiction June 67/2 With unquivering fingers he completed the connection and waited for Earthside to respond with the acknowledgement.
1974 J. Haldeman Forever War (1976) 14 But I'd like to reinforce a couple of points, maybe add some things your instructors Earthside weren't clear about or couldn't know.
1977 H.C. Petley ‥and Earth So Far Away in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Aug. 28/2 You know, with things in such a state of unrest, as far as Vandis and those renegade Russians down south, Earthside is overly concerned about security of the platforms.
1979 J. P. Hogan Two Faces of Tomorrow (1987) 9 Paggett is only there until he retires Earthside and until then he'll just go on rubber stamping.
1991 K. Laumer Judson's Eden 26 I've got a report from Earthside—‘unauthorized departure from a court-ordered detention in a Class Five facility’—some kind of faked-up hospital.