space rocket n.
a rocket designed to travel beyond a planet's atmosphere
1924 Charlotte Observer 6 Aug. 18/5
Perhaps some day Professor Goddard’s remarkable space-rocket will enable us to send a geologist up to the moon to see what he can find.
1928 Modesto (Calif.) News–Herald 28 Apr.
Prof. Goddard has said the space rocket is no idle dream but an actual scientific possibility.
To-day at 9.25 P.M. start of Suchinow space rocket from Calimanesti to moon. Ibid. 30/2: Korf then covered the two great blackboards of the lecture hall with sketches and formulas, by which he explained the operation and construction of the space rocket.
Shot Into Infinity in Science Wonder Quarterly Fall 14/2
Now I merely have to show you briefly the form of the space rocket, depicted here, which is to make its first ascent tomorrow at noon.
tr. O. von Hanstein Between Earth and Moon in Wonder Stories Quarterly Fall 8/2
Space Rocket Murders
in Amazing Stories Oct. 578 (title)
I'd give everything I own to get off this earth. If my space rocket works, I'll do it, too!
All Aboard for the Moon in Amazing Stories Apr. 13/1
‘Did you know the space rocket is due pretty soon[?]’…‘Space rocket?’…‘Bigwind who has a telescope in his hole told me a rocket is coming through space toward us, possible from the third planet.’
I Like Martian Music in Fantastic Universe Sept. 66/2
It was so shiny, you see, like a brand new space rocket or something.
Many Colours in Dark Horizons Spring–Summer 19
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