a spaceship primarily used for transporting cargo
High in the jet black sky, a scant hundred miles from the ground below, a mighty space-freighter was taking off for Venus. The thin belt of atmosphere permitted it to reach a high speed quickly. Already it was in full stride and heading at 1,000 miles a second for Venus.
It was one of the commercial space freighters plying between Nansal, Sator, Earth and Venus that had brought the news of this war to him, Torlos explained, and he, as the new Trade Coordinator and Fourth of the Four who now ruled Nansal, had suggested that they go to the aid of the man who had so aided them in their great war with Sator.
It crept along the corridor of the space freighter, fighting the terrible urge of its elements to take the shape of its surroundings.
A large blister of metal on the outside of the space freighter stirred into sluggish life, as the ship tore into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The debarkation of the space freighter from Earth was in full swing.
Nelson Bond lacks few of the tricks of the born story-teller and uses them all blandly and shamelessly in this collection of eleven adventures of his bumbling, gangling hero, Third Mate Lancelot Biggs and his long-suffering fellow officers of the rattletrap space freighter Saturn.
Radioman, order space freighters to change their course one hundred and eighty degrees and orbit until you receive further orders.
Then the space freighter lifted, taking with it the artisans and architects.
I want to pilot a space freighter, preferably in the asteroids. Does that sound exotic? Probably not to you!
‘I bet you come down here all the time to check them out, don’t you?’ he said. ‘I know if it was me I wouldn’t be able to keep away.’ ‘Not really. Got better things to do.’ ‘Better things? On a space freighter? You’ll have to tell me your secret, buddy.’
J. W. Campbell, "Voice of the Void"
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