Where did the term “spaceship” originate from? Just wondering.

“War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who’s left.”

A large vessel to carry people and freight is a ship–especially one that is not limited to rails. Such a vessel traveling through space would be a space ship.

The earliest citation, hyphenated as space-ship, was in an early science fiction novel from 1894.


The term was probably invented before the airplane. Otherwise, they might be called spaceplanes.

What’s a specimen? An Italian astronaut.

Cheese Head–

I don’t even want to hear about “innuendo.”