Full record for astrogational adj.

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

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Citations for astrogational adj.

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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.