a pilot of a spaceship
The change from the energy-less, flavored pastes that made up the principal bulk of a space-pilot’s diet, to prevent over-eating, when no energy was used in walking in the weightless ship, was indeed a welcome change.
As a space pilot I should have been familiar with apparent changes of direction, deceptively due to misinterpretation of changes in acceleration, in rate of motion, by the monitors in our nervous system.
My name is Jones—Walter Jones. Second-class space pilot just out of training school.
I shouldn’t, being a mere space pilot, have tried to think I was an atomic physicist.
When I've passed enough university hours I can take the promotional test and become a full-fledged space-pilot.
No matter how long the Lies Incorporated professional and ultra-veteran space-pilot kept the huge liner the Omphalos lost between planets, the components would be ‘held up unavoidably’.
A test-tube baby is raised by the government to serve as a lower-echelon space pilot.
Why Parker is driving a car into space when Alan is a qualified space pilot is beyond us.
John W. Campbell,Jr, 'Invaders From the Infinite'
Earliest cite in OED2: 1944; updated to the 1932 Campbell cite for OED3.
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