Full record for space shuttle n.

OED requirements antedating 1950
Earliest cite Norman Menasco, "Trigger Tide"
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from "Trigger Tide" by Norman Menasco (a pseudonym of Wyman Guin)

Earliest cite in the OED was from a 1964 letter quoted in "the Making of Star Trek" (1968)

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Citations for space shuttle n.

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1950 ‘N. Menasco’ Trigger Tide in Astounding Sci. Fiction Oct. 67/2 In fact it had not been visible a month ago when the pilot of my tiny space shuttle dropped me off in the dark at his cottage.
1950 ‘N. Menasco’ in Astounding Sci. Fiction Oct. 67/2 In fact it had not been visible a month ago when the pilot of my tiny spaceshuttle dropped me off in the dark at his cottage.
1964 H. P. Lynn Jr. Let. to G. Roddenberry 14 Sept. in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. vi. 91 Docking is likely to occur by having the large ship ahead of the space shuttle or taxi. As the Enterprise slows down, the taxi nears it from the rear.