of or relating to astrogation n.
Elgar looked over the cases first, much interested in the medical supplies and first-aid kits furnished ships two millenia [sic] before, while Daxon was equally eager to examine the antique astragational [sic] equipment.
Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 49/1
He thumbed through the log, squinted at the makers' nameplates on each bit of astragational [sic] gear, scratched the mold-resisting paint to see what was under it, and sniffed the air appraisingly.
Blockade Runner in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 47/1
Before the ship reached the danger zone, an all-hands chore in space suits took place; armor-plate segments, as thick as the skin of the ship, were bolted over the ship’s quartz ports, leaving only the eyes of the astrogational instruments and the radar antennae exposed.
Space Cadet 151
You can forget about the astrogational junk; it'll be dead reckoning.
Space Cadet 228
I showed him the casing of the intricate beam-power apparatus that contained the whole reason for the project, and gave him a preliminary look at the astrogational and manual maneuvering equipment and controls.
Stars Are the Styx in Galaxy Oct. 80/1
He had intended to study advanced astrogational theory.
Virgin Planet iii. 23
Schoenberg’s eyes went shifting restlessly now to his astrogational chart.
Berserker's Planet in Worlds of If June 54/1
The landing party has been denied access to the Elasians' astrogational charts.
The AI often created astrogational simulations. They were staggeringly complex, but at least finite. Metaspace was predictable.
Movements of Her Eyes in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 14
Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness"
Research HistoryMike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet"; Rick Hauptmann verified the cite in the 1948 first edition.
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1967 reprint of Heinlein's "Ordeal in Space".
Bill Seabrook located and Mike Christie confirmed a 1950 cite from Theodore Sturgeon's "The Stars Are The Styx".
Mike Christie submitted a 1941 cite from Malcolm Jameson's "Blockade Runner", and Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from Jameson's "Quicksands of Youthwardness" (Note that in both Jameson citations, the word was spelled as "astragational".)
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