|Definition||of navigation in space|
|OED requirements||antedating 1940|
|Earliest cite||Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness"|
|Comment||Mike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet"; Rick Hauptmann verified the cite in the 1948 first edition.
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1967 reprint of Heinlein's "Ordeal in Space"
Bill Seabrook located and Mike Christie confirmed a 1950 cite from Theodore Sturgeon's "The Stars Are The Styx".
Mike Christie submitted a 1941 cite from Malcolm Jameson's "Blockade Runner", and Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from Jameson's "Quicksands of Youthwardness" (Note that in both Jameson citations, the word was spelled as "astragational")
Earliest cite in Brave New Words: 1940
|Last modified||25 June, 2009|
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|1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 49/1||Elgar looked over the cases first, much interested in the medical supplies and first-aid kits furnished ships two millenia [sic] before, while Daxon was equally eager to examine the antique astragational [sic] equipment.|
|1941 M. Jameson Blockade Runner in Astounding Sci. Fiction Mar. 47/1||He thumbed through the log, squinted at the makers' nameplates on each bit of astragational [sic] gear, scratched the mold-resisting paint to see what was under it, and sniffed the air appraisingly.|
|1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 228||You can forget about the astrogational junk; it'll be dead reckoning.|
|1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 151||Before the ship reached the danger zone, an all-hands chore in space suits took place; armor-plate segments, as thick as the skin of the ship, were bolted over the ship's quartz ports, leaving only the eyes of the astrogational instruments and the radar antennae exposed.|
|1950 ‘T. Sturgeon’ in Galaxy Oct. 80/1||I showed him the casing of the intricate beam-power apparatus that contained the whole reason for the project, and gave him a preliminary look at the astrogational and manual maneuvering equipment and controls.|
|1994 L. A. Graf Firestorm iv.31||The landing party has been denied access to the Elasians' astrogational charts.|