planet hop n.
a (short) trip made from one planet to another
Three months of riotous living at Spaceways’ expense and the rating zooms. One planet hop and it plummets again.
Decision Illogical in Astounding Science Fiction July 37/1
Because it wasn’t just another planet hop. It wasn’t just like the hundreds of other takeoffs. It was the Survival, the greatest spaceship ever engineered.
Survival Ship in Worlds Beyond Jan. 61
Scientists construct a space ark to carry forty humans and a menagerie of livestock to a planet where they can begin life anew. The technological challenges of such a planet hop are severe.
Space & the American Imagination viii. 195
any evidence 1948
Neal Wilkinson, in Astounding
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