space vessel n.

= spaceship n.


  • 1929 C. W. Harris & M. J. Breuer Baby on Neptune in Amazing Stories Dec. 798/2 page image Miles J. Breuer, M.D. Clare Winger Harris

    Corrigan moved the space-vessel close to the scene of the tragedy, gradually, with the aid of the infra-red screen.

  • 1932 T. D. Gardner Last Woman in Wonder Stories Apr. 1240/1

    You mentioned the exploration of your Moon, Historian Z11, what type of space vessel was used? No space vessels reached Venus until the fortieth century.

  • 1935 L. Manning World of Mist in Wonder Stories Oct. 617/2

    On I walked, but when I turned around to look, I could see the high rim of the ‘ocean’ in the distance and the little dot that was our space-vessel.

  • 1950 Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 60/2

    Direct appeal to the foreign commissioners was, of course, useless. They might retreat from their kibitzing, but they would put Earth down as an unfriendly planet of sub-sentient life on which it was not safe to have a space vessel repaired.

  • 1953 J. J. Ferrat Nightmare Tower in Fantastic Universe June–July 23/1

    She looked around but failed to see his tall figure and saturnine face—treacherous face, she thought—among the half-dozen passengers already reclining in plastolounges, watching the amazing panorama projected on the ceiling from the viewplate recorders in the prow and stern of the huge space-vessel.

  • 1954 Vargo Staten Science Fiction Mag. Jan. 17

    He ultimately took a photograph of the space vessel itself, from a distance of 800 feet. This was when it returned to deliver certain photographs that Adamski had lent to the Venutian pioneer.

  • 1956 ‘L. G. Spencer’ Beast with 7 Tails in Amazing Stories Aug. 10/1

    Guided by far-reaching, complex interstellar webs of subradio beams, the space vessel moved unerringly toward its destination.

  • 1959 S. Palmer Derelict in Fantastic Universe Mar. 80/1

    Captain Ogg-Ogg never left the observation bridge after the first sighting of the alien space-vessel, his vast, ursine bulk crowding the navigators and technicians rather annoyingly.

Research requirements

antedating 1929

Earliest cite

Clare Winger Harris and Miles J. Breuer, M.D., 'A Baby on Neptune'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from an unattributed feature in Vargo Statten Science Fiction Magazine.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1950 reprint of Clare Winger Harris and Miles J. Breuer, M.D.'s "A Baby on Neptune"; Jeff Prucher verified it in the 1929 first appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1935 cite from Alexander M. Phillips' "Martian Gesture".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from Stuart Palmer's "Derelict".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1932 cite from Thomas D. Gardner's "The Last Woman".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1935 cite from Laurence Manning's "World of the Mist".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite from John Russell Fearn's "Thoughts That Kill".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from Jacques Jean Ferrat's "Nightmare Tower".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Raymond F. Jones's "Tools of the Trade".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from H. B. Fyfe's "Fast Passage".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Poul Anderson's "Interloper".

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