Mart Gryce and his sister Frannie…voyage to a distant world to rescue Brett Gryce, traveling in a space-vehicle that can go through space and time.
Or…it might be a space vehicle from a distant planet.
The reduction in mass ratio required for lifting a few tons of space-vehicle into the stratosphere is enormously out of proportion to the amount required for long-distance flights after they break free of the earth’s atmosphere.
The proposed space vehicle will employ a plasma pinch propulsion system on its epic journey.
I dimly noted that the colonel was looking at the space vehicle through a telescope. He stiffened—then he cried out. ‘Something’s happening up there! The rockets! The rockets are firing! We're too late!’
An orbiting space vehicle crewed by members of the Society is now pursuing a transport vehicle belonging to the Fourth International Brigade.
Ray Cummings, in Weird Tales.
Earliest cite in OED2: 1946; updated to 1930 in OED3.
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