a female space traveller
I’ve seen and met dozens of female spacemen—or spacewomen!—and not one, not a solitary one of them, was even remotely ‘charming’. Space hags, every one of them.
S O S in Space in Astounding Stories Jan. 71/2
I didn’t think any one man could be all they told me, back on Earth, that you were. All right, Mr. Carson—I will get that report myself. I’ll show you whether spacewomen are fools.
Mercurian Menace in Dynamic Science Stories Feb. 62/2
He looked at her insignia, knowing Spacewomen were never promoted higher than lieutenants—his own rank—since they were automatically retired at thirty-five.
Deadliest Female in Worlds Beyond Feb. 29
Then someone threw open the door, and he looked up to see a Spacewoman standing there.
Deadliest Female in Worlds Beyond Feb. 37
Almost all of them raised their mugs to the spaceman and spacewoman in salutation.
To Run Rim in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 22/1
Her civilian garments were more stylish than was common on a spacewoman.
Tau Zero (1973) 8
Shoulder-length hair was the common fashion among spacewomen.
Ship who Sang (1991) iii. 62
Holy Mother Flicka, thought the novice spacewoman, why me?
Dubious Pleasures in Amazing Stories Sept. 136
I first met Boris in 2110, on a military mission to the Sheenisov. We met on the frozen Lena outside Yatkutsk. He was a giant in furs, I a sexy spacewoman in my new smart-matter spacesuit, with its bubble helmet and black sheen.
Cassini Division vii. 122
"Eando Binder", in Astounding
Research HistoryDouglas Winston submitted a cite from a reprint of A. Bertram Chandler's "The Rim of Space"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1959 first magazine appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Lester del Rey's "The Deadliest Female".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite for the plural, "spacewomen", from Nelson S. Bond's "The Mercurian Menace".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1998 cite from Ken MacLeod.
Earliest cite in the OED: 1962.
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