Full record for space travel n.

Definition travel through outer space
OED requirements antedating 1929
Earliest cite Clare Winger Harris & Miles J. Breuer "A Baby on Neptune"
Comment Fred Galvin located a cite in a 1950 reprint of "A Baby on Neptune" by Clare Winger Harris and Miles J. Breuer, M.D., and Jeff Prucher verified it in the 1929 original publication.
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Citations for space travel n.

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1929 C.W. Harris & M.J. Breuer Baby on Neptune in Amazing Stories Dec. 793/2 Noting that you have already made a successful trip to Venus, and not having ourselves as yet conquered the problems of space travel, we invite you to visit us on Neptune.
1941 R. A. Heinlein Let. 25 Sept. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 20 First, I eliminated space travel. Old hat, and it tends to steal the scene from anything else.
1941 R. A. Heinlein Let. 25 Sept. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 20 First, I eliminated space travel. Old hat, and it tends to steal the scene from anything else.
1946 R. A. Heinlein Let. 16 Mar. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 43 But I do expect space travel and I expect it soon.
1946 R. A. Heinlein Let. 16 Mar. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 43 But I do expect space travel and I expect it soon.
1956 R. A. Heinlein Let. 9 Mar. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 77 Nor can I keep him from growing up as the story progresses without limiting myself to a simple action story spanning not more than a few weeks. This is difficult to do in space-travel stories.
1956 R. A. Heinlein Let. 9 Mar. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 77 Nor can I keep him from growing up as the story progresses without limiting myself to a simple action story spanning not more than a few weeks. This is difficult to do in space-travel stories.
1999 C. Pellegrino & G. Zebrowski Star Trek Next Generation: Dyson Sphere ix. 136 ‘And what was this hope?’‥. ‘Space travel. It's an ancient dream for them.’