away from a particular planet; towards or on another planet; in or into space
People came to Niflheim, and worked the mines and uranium refineries and chemical plants, but they did so inside power-driven and contragravity-lifted armor, and they lived on artificial satellites two thousand miles off-planet.
It’s been centuries since any Earthman’s been allowed to get off-planet.
There were two possibilities. One: an attack from another camp. Some officer on King or New Java had gone spla and was trying a coup de planÃ¨te. Two: an attack from off-planet.
Earth’s population is stable at just under a billion. When one person dies or goes offplanet, another is quickened.
The Terran was deported and the Guardsman’s brother was held in the brig until the Terran was off-planet.
What would you do if I had gone offplanet, as I would have had every right to do?
But he will never expect us to send you off-planet.
In any event, the need to get off-planet and do something for the Mnerrin will dominate my life for a while.
She'll have the single starship she needs to get offplanet.
To him, going offplanet meant taking the shuttle to the orbiting station.
And now the boy is gone. Off-planet?
If he got off-planet quickly and converted the styxite into something else of value, he could probably survive.
The synthesizers made that axe… As long as no one took weapons offplanet, the League didn’t care.
Those of us stuck on the Earth will come to resent those in space…even to the point where we don’t want them to take their personal belongings with them because they'll be taking Earth stuff off planet.
It was inconceivable to build any kind of fuel-burning power station on Earth. Instead it was done cleanly and efficiently offplanet.
You want a deal?…We’ve got you nailed, Tween, up, down, sideways. You’re going down, and hard. Two consecutive life sentences, no parole, in a concrete cage off-planet. There’s your goddamn deal.
H. Beam Piper, "Ullr Uprising"
Added to the OED in March 2004 with an earliest date of 1960; updated (date unknown) to the 1953 Piper quote.
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