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"I suspect that religion is a necessary evil in the childhood of our particular species. And that's one of the interesting things about contact with other intelligences: we could see what role, if any, religion plays in their development."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Space Travel  
  Human movement through outer space.  

This is probably the first instance of this phrase.

Noting that you have already made a successful trip to Venus, and not having ourselves as yet conquered the problems of space travel, we invite you to visit us on Neptune.
From A Baby on Neptune, by Clare Winger Harris (w/MJ Breuer).
Published by Amazing Stories in 1929
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