any vehicle designed to travel in space
1929 N.Y. Times 13 Oct.
If moon voyaging is ever to escape from the pages of pseudo-scientific thrillers, and until some one attains that other baseless dream of fictionists, the ‘nullification’ of gravity, space craft must depend for their motive power on rockets and nothing else.
Wilma and I prepared to board the mysterious space craft we had met on our trip to Mars.
Buck Rogers, 2429 A.D. in Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Michigan) 7 Nov.
The ship is gaining altitude faster than I ever saw a space craft do before at the outset. But I suppose you have to expect such performance from any new invention of the Fallefs. Everything they produce is wonderful.
Atomic Fire in Amazing Stories Apr. 67/1
Unharmed the fugitives passed through the dilating door, and dipped down the side of the huge space craft.
Meteor-Men of Mars in Planet Stories Winter 114/2
It sounded fascinating, almost Swiftian in concept. This space-craft which arrives from Venus and the strange conversation the pilot holds with a philosopher he meets.
Encounter in Amazing Stories June 98/1
In the interior of another spacecraft, Visitors were collapsing, tearing off their human faces and showing the…horrors beneath.
Alien Swordmaster . iii. 18
Prepare for an authorized inspection of a foreign spacecraft.
I believe our history is older than the spacecraft that brought it here.
Xenocide xviii. 383
He had managed spacecraft and weapons that could have reduced the feudal empire below to slag.
Fire upon Deep xxxviii. 337
1993 Locus June 59/1
Liss is a starshipper, a resident of one of the spacecraft that wander the inhabited galaxy.
Soon, however, communication with the spacecraft is lost and Generoo’s car crashes as the strange face zooms in at her through the fog.
Truth is out There: Official Guide to The X Files The Episodes: Season 1 120
The magic of inertialess space drives, the magic of anti-gravity. Hardly anybody knew we hadn’t invented it, had found it in a derelict alien spacecraft…thirty-five years ago.
Sea of Dreams in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 142
New York Times
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