Full record for spacewards adv.

Definition towards space; away from the local planet
OED requirements antedating 1937
Earliest cite P.E. Cleator, 'Spaceward'
Comment Also 'spaceward'.

Enoch Forrester submitted a 1939 cite from Malcolm Jameson's "A Question of Salvage".
Mike Christie submitted a 1949 cite from Ren� Lafayette's "Plague".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Clifford Simak's "Time and Again"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1950 first magazine appearance.
Enoch Forrester located a cite in Frank Herbert's "Dune Messiah"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1969 first magazine appearance.
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1956 cite from Jerry Sohl's "The Mars Monopoly".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1972 cite from Alan Dean Foster's "The Tar-Aiym Krang".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1977 cite from Colin Kapp's "The Chaos Weapon".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1937 factual article in Thrilling Wonder Stories, 'Spaceward' by P.E. Cleator
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1964 reprint of Clifford Simak's "The Cosmic Engineers" which MIke Christie verified in its 1939 first publication.

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Citations for spacewards adv.

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1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Plague in Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 8/1 At 11:67 [sic] the Star of Space lifted from her cradle, hovered and then slowly rose spacewards, doomed.
1988 A. C. Clarke 2061: Odyssey Three 155 Most of the passengers, accustomed to climbing spacewards with no visible means of support, reacted with considerable shock.