that part of space far away from planets or stars
Occasionally (as in 1921 quot.) used to refer to regions of space that are outside Earth's atmosphere.
The scientist estimates the cost of the rocket ship, which he sees taking man on his first trip into deep space, at $2,000,000,000. Such a journey, he prophesies, ‘is only a step within the cramped confines of the solar system’ and should be the beginning of far more ambitious adventures into the far-off heavens.
Alone in his ship, and in deep space although he was, he blushed painfully as he remembered what had happened to him during that visit.
Like most of the girls here, I suppose, I have never been out in deep space at all. Besides a few hops to the moon, I have taken only two flits, and they were both only interplanetary.
It was luck that had placed the Ship near a star with a planetary system, luck that the Ship arrived there with a speed low enough for Hugh to counteract it in a ship’s auxiliary craft, luck that he learned to handle it after a fashion before they starved or lost themselves in deep space.
He had to put that limitation on to avoid draining his power packs on the hunks of rock that float endlessly through deep space.
Why, though, should any ship approach and hail him in deep space?
Let them engage in uplift of their new clients from deepspace!
The appearance of the Centurion on the scene, coming in unexpectedly from deep space…had precipitated the battle.
The thought of leaving twenty brave people stranded in deep space…brought the nation up short.
The guard…looked as if he wished the ship’s hull would crack open, suck him into deepspace.
Visual recognition ignited a small but very important internal sequence that concluded with the GA-97 sending out a compressed signal that was bounced around, coded, decoded, encrypted, and flashed out into deep space.
Earliest cite in OED2: 1952.
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