space navigator n.
one who navigates a spaceship; = astrogator n.
The cover picture of one of your recent issues…showed us space navigators securely clad in heavy furs.
Coldness in Empty Interstellar Space in Amazing Stories May 185 (letter)
He called the explorers in, the mechanics and engineers, the space-navigators and the rocket-experts.
Rescue from Jupiter in Wonder Stories Feb. 778/1
I ken one thing, sir—ye're not much o' a space navigator.
Cosmic Derelict in Planet Stories 62/2
His position is, clearly, only one of the things a space-navigator would want to know.
Exploration of Space 82
Overhead, the cold white stars lay across the dome of dark emerald night sky in unfamiliar configurations. A good space navigator might be able to divine his probable locale from those stars, taking magnitude- and location-variables into three-dimensional account.
Venus Charm in Fantastic 106/2
Conventional archaeologists have tried to explain away a remarkable cave drawing…. The drawing can only be a space navigator taking bearings on a wooly [sic] mammoth.
Space Shoes of the Gods in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov. 56/2
That, she considered, was the price she paid for the money that had put her through nav training…. She couldn’t actually work as a space navigator; that would be beneath her family’s status.
Acorna (2001) 380
Han Kunitz, in a letter to Amazing Stories
Research HistoryJeff Prucher submitted a 1930 cite from Gawain Edwards' "A Rescue from Jupiter". Earliest cite in OED2: 1936; updated to 1930 in OED3.
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