space flight n.
a journey in or into outer space; (as a mass noun) space-travel generally
He stepped from the railed inclosure marking the spot where the atomic beam had restored them after their space flight.
Prisoners on the Electron in Astounding Stories Oct. 93/1
1931 Wonder Stories Jan. 900/1
We know now what conditions are necessary for a space flight… After all space flying is too great a matter to be limited by national pride and jealousy.
It was weirdly strange, sitting there reading a story of spaceflight adventure written twenty years ago.
Ultimate Salient in Planet Stories Fall 26/2
There is a timelessness about space-flight…unmatched by any other experience of man.
Across Sea of Stars (1959) 76
Where’s our instantaneous spaceflight?
Dispossessed (1975) vii. 187
More males volunteer for spaceflight than females.
Sundiver .xxi. 238
Earth history before we made contact with other space-flight civilizations is too limited for what we want.
Ishmael x. 143
Spaceflight is tough duty even close to home in low Earth orbit.
Voyage to a Far Planet in Omni July 86/1
I'll bet it’s an idea older than spaceflight: the ‘elder races’ must be toward the galactic core.
Fire upon Deep vii. 45
And believe me, if there is anything centian-long [sic] space flights are good for, it’s gossip.
Machine iii. 39
in Wonder Stories January
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 2020 cite from Elizabeth Bear.
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