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"I think a lot of kids whose mental growth outruns their maturity gravitate to science fiction."
- Dan Simmons

Sunship  
  A space craft powered entirely by the sun.  

Although present-day space craft are not given motive power by sunlight, it is a very prescient comment about satellites, most of which derive significant power from sunlight.

Sometimes the black vitalium wings were spread, to catch the energy of the sun. The sunship draws its name from the fact that it is driven by solar power... The sunship, recharging its vitalium batteries in space, can cruise indefinitely.
Technovelgy from The Prince of Space, by Jack Williamson.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1931
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