to travel to or in space; cf. earlier spacing n. 1
He well remembered, when he was a junior officer, how the sight of a well dressed, impeccably neat commanding officer, no matter how long they had been spacing, maintained the enthusiasm, confidence and morale of the officers and men.
They know we want to space. If they don’t let us do this, we'll do it any way we can. If we joined your corps, we might come home on leave—but not often. If we emigrate, we might as well be dead; very few emigrants make enough to afford a trip back to Earth, not while their parents are still alive, at least.
His dear old chum-scout Timor’s son, saved from the aliens. Your father and mine spaced together—you'll get all that when you’re back.
any evidence 1947
B. I. Kahn 'Command'
We would like further cites of any date.
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