a place where rockets can take off and land; cf. spaceport n.
At last, on a clear midnight, the Nonpareil stood upon the metal runway of a rocket port.
Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 528/2
Grover Whalen, president of the New York World Fair 1939, Inc., announced this week that a feature of the fair will be an intricate working model of an interplanetary rocketport of the future.
Rocketport in Science Fiction News Letter (vol. 1, no. 9) 29 Jan. 2
In the tube to the rocketport I was accosted by a man, shabby and furtive, who seemed to know by my appearance and possibly by secret, underground ways, that I had been chosen.
Earth, Farewell! in Early Pohl (1976) 88
They went on up to the subsurface level and took the crosstown slidewalk out to the rocket port.
‘It’s Great to Be Back!’ in Green Hills of Earth (1987) 105
The rocketport, where they were standing surrounded by their luggage, was a grassy valley where the all too infrequent ships could land and discharge cargo or make repairs.
Fire and the Sword in Galaxy Aug. 126/2
The Thirty Days’ War would be the immediate result. By that time, the Lunar Base would be completed and ready; the enemy missiles would be aimed primarily at the rocketports from which it was supplied.
Edge of the Knife in Amazing Stories (vol. 31, no. 5) May 47/1
None the less it was with a sensation of great satisfaction that I went to collect my baggage and proceed to the rocketport. After last night, naturally, I was extremely tired; long before the steady pull of the rocket’s acceleration sank me into my couch, I was dozing.
Long Result (1970) xii. 89
The wind that blew from the frontier town smelled of grease. An aluminum-toothed jukebox banged somewhere. A junk yard rusted beside the rocketport. Old newspapers danced on the windy tarmac.
Lost City of Mars in 3 to the Highest Power (1968) 17
The purity of the atmosphere was strikingly brought to my notice when I debarked at Dallas rocketport and found the Grissims waiting for me outdoors, downwind of the landing area.
America the Beautiful in Year 2000 18
The ship backed down to its rocketport and dropped into its harness. The safe-to-debark gong sounded.
And Eternity vii. 152
The silver craft which would take her to the rocketport smelled disappointingly of sick and engine fumes as she clambered into it with the few other women and aliens who were leaving Habara.
Breathmoss in Science Fiction: Best of 2002 380
Manly Wade Wellman, "The Disc-Men of Jupiter", in Wonder Stories
Research HistorySuggested by Ben Ostrowsky, who also submitted most of the cites.
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