to navigate in space
Cf. earlier astrogating n.
My Chief Engineer assures me that the Main Converter could be started, but we have no one fitted to astrogate.
Common Sense in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 138/2
I was right. Simple instructions and controls. Anybody could operate who could astrogate. And there’s plenty of fuel.
We Guard the Black Planet! in Super Science Stories Nov. 29/2
And you laddies expect to learn to astrogate! Better by far you should have gone to cow colleges.
Space Cadet 70
You want to raise the ship, so you want me to astrogate.
Starman Jones (1980) xx. 185
You said you'd astrogated a Norse space-liner six hundred light-years tail first to port after her over-drive unit switched poles.
Lord of the Uffts in Worlds of Tomorrow Feb. 12/2
When Kzinti acquired hyperdrive, they learned that most cannot astrogate through hyperspace.
Fly-By-Night in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 39
You could astrogate, Peter had said. And he would, of course.
Stewards of Flame (2009) v. 385
R.A. Heinlein, 'Common Sense'
Research HistoryRick Hauptmann submitted a cite from a reprint of Robert Heinlein's "Common Sense"; Mike Christie verified it in the original 1941 magazine version.
Earliest cite in the OED: 1942.
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