astronavigation n.

= astrogation n.

  • 1935 A. M. Phillips Martian Gesture in Wonder Stories Oct. 572/2 page image A. M. Phillips bibliography

    To turn back now, when we are almost within reach of our objective, to admit defeat and return to Aftwan as ignorant as when he left of what activates Shentol, would be a craven denial of all the principles of our association. It would retard the development of astronavigation indefinitely, a hopeless, indecisive, futile effort.

  • 1941 E. F. Russell Jay Score in Astounding Science-Fiction May 100/1 page image Eric Frank Russell bibliography

    To qualify for membership, you had to perform a feat of astro-navigation tantamount to a miracle.

  • 1949 A. M. Phillips Martian Gesture in Startling Stories Jan. 121/2

    To turn back now, when we are almost within reach of our objective, to admit defeat and return to Aftwan as ignorant of what activates Shentol as when we left, would retard the development of astronavigation indefinitely.

  • 1957 K. Wilhelm Mile-Long Spaceship Apr. 84/2 page image Kate Wilhelm bibliography

    We can only wait and hope we have hit on the way to find his home planet through making him want to learn astro[-]navigation and astronomy.

  • 1989 โ€˜G. Naylorโ€™ Red Dwarf 61

    Rimmer was sitting at his slanting architectโ€™s desk, under the pink glow of his study lamp, with a tray of watercolours, making out a revision timetable in preparation for his astronavigation exam.

  • 1995 P. David Captain's Daughter iv. xix. 175 Peter David

    Making astronavigation interesting was not an easy task.


Research requirements

antedating 1935

Earliest cite

Alexander M. Phillips, Martian Gesture

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1949 reprint of Alexander M. Phillips' "Martian Gesture"; Fred later found the cite in the 1935 first publication.

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