Robertson Osborne

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continuum n. 1949 R. Osborne Action on Azura in Planet Stories Fall 78/1 On the thirty-third day out of Earth Central, the Special Agent heterodyned itself out of w-space and re-entered the normal continuum. The little 1400-ton vessel fell free toward the fifth planet of Procyon for half an hour before planetary drive was applied to slow it into an orbit.
space probe n. 1949 R. Osborne Action on Azura in Planet Stories Fall 87/1 That means dismantling the space-probe and comparator, boss. Not enough spare checkerboards to scan three hundred and sixty degrees with a decent vertical coverage.