space shuttle n.

= shuttle n.

  • 1950 β€˜N. Menasco’ Trigger Tide in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 67/2 page image Wyman Guin bibliography

    In fact it had not been visible a month ago when the pilot of my tiny space shuttle dropped me off in the dark at his cottage.

  • 1964 H. P. Lynn Jr. Letter to G. Roddenberry 14 Sept. in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of β€˜Star Trek’ (1968) i. vi. 91 bibliography

    Docking is likely to occur by having the large ship ahead of the space shuttle or taxi. As the Enterprise slows down, the taxi nears it from the rear.

  • 2020 T. Onyebuchi Rebel Sisters i. 5 Tochi Onyebuchi bibliography

    The deeper they walk into Porte Nouveau, past the communities that have sprouted up around the massive, shimmering, raised pentagram-shaped prism that somehow manages to accommodate traffic from railway trains, maglev matatus, and space shuttles, the less the city seems like chaos and the more it feels like something familiar.

Research requirements

antedating 1950

Earliest cite

Norman Menasco, "Trigger Tide"

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from "Trigger Tide" by Norman Menasco (a pseudonym of Wyman Guin).
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2020 cite from Tochi Onyebuchi.

Earliest cite in the OED was from a 1964 letter quoted in "the Making of Star Trek" (1968).

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