space yacht n.
a luxurious spaceship for personal use
They moved on to the next ship, a private space-yacht, small in size, but luxurious in fittings.
Sargasso of Space in Astounding Stories Sept. 400/2
Three ships. One must have been fifty feet long and fifteen in diameter. It was a yacht, a space yacht, probably.
Twilight in Astounding Stories Nov. 52/1
He has commanded his own space yacht; he knows more about the mathematical end of the work than our whole staff put together; and that is no reflection on our staff. He knows the hardships connected with space flying, and believes that it is exactly what he needs.
Vault of the Beat Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 60/1
Brarnend of Zorda has a private space yacht; he'll get us to Venus.
Last Enemy in Astounding Science Fiction Aug. 56/2
It was just the amount of audience I wanted, enough to tie it down solid that ‘Mr. Bonforte’ had arrived by official car and had left for his space yacht.
Double Star in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 118/1
I'm not picky, myself. I wish only a very small space yacht—KK drive equipped, of course—with a platinum head.
All this takes place in a slightly mad galaxy of space yachts and matter transmission.
On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction Jan. 183/1
2005 Asimov’s Science Fiction Feb. 1 (advt.)
Sixty years ago, the luxury space yacht Polaris embarked on a journey…. The ship was found, but the pilot and passengers had disappeared.
Edmond Hamilton, "The Sargasso of Space"
Research HistoryRalf Brown located a cite in an electronic text of Alan Dean Foster's 1973 "Bloodhype", and David Dyer-Bennet verified it in a paper copy.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from H. Beam Piper's "Last Enemy".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Murray Leinster's "Planet of Sand".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1957 reprint of Robert A. Heinlein's 1956 "Double Star"; Mike Christie verified it in the first publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from J. Harvey Haggard's "Derelicts of Uranus".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a reprint of A.E. van Vogt's "Vault of the Beast"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1940 first appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1971 reprint of "Twilight" by John W. Campbell Jr, which Mike Christie verified this in its first publication (Astounding Stories, November 1934, as by Don A. Stuart)
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1931 cite from Edmond Hamilton's "The Sargasso of Space".
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