space navigation n.

navigation in space; = astrogation n.

  • 1928 E. K. Sloat Flight to Venus in Amazing Stories Dec. 780/2 page image Edwin K. Sloat bibliography

    The earliest experiments in space navigation failed to interest him, but when Peabody made his ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the moon in his radion globe…Prof. Morteshang became intensely interested in the subject.

  • 1939 T. McClusky Little Planet in Science Fiction Oct. 85/2 page image Thorp McClusky bibliography

    He knew that, with his scant knowledge of space navigation, he would never be able to find this mountain of precious metal again.

  • 1949 ‘M. Leinster’ Black Galaxy in Startling Stories Mar. 66/2 page image Murray Leinster bibliography

    Rod Cantrell…had departed from Earth without authorization in the only vessel capable of space-navigation.

  • 1963 K. Laumer Saline Solution in Worlds of If Mar. 37/1 page image Keith Laumer bibliography

    According to the Space Navigation Code, a body in orbit within twenty miles of any inhabited airless body constitutes a navigational hazard. Accordingly, I had it towed away.

  • 1994 J. Williamson Ice Gods in Amazing Stories Winter 23/1 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    We're competent. We know space navigation. We have trained astronomers aboard, and expert computer software.

  • 2013 J. E. Gunn Transcendental vii. 100 page image James E. Gunn bibliography

    We studied military strategies, combat maneuvers, enough space navigation to understand—and sometimes check upon—the navigators, weapons and weapon repair, chemistry and physics and mathematics, but no literature or art.

Research requirements

antedating 1928

Earliest cite

Edwin K. Sloat, in Amazing Stories

Research History
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2013 cite from James E. Gunn.

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