without wearing a spacesuit
Also as adj.: not wearing a spacesuit.
‘Snap [i.e. leave] the ship,’ he snarled at her, aiming the blaster. ‘I'm unsuited,’ she replied.
Blank... in Infinity Science Fiction June 103/1
Goodness and mercy? That was anything which preserved the hope that you could one day walk unsuited beneath an open sky.
Destination: Void 137
Our picture shows the practice areas in use by suited and unsuited vacationers, the illusion of actually being in space enhanced by the sight of a shuttle craft approaching one of the station’s receiving bays.
Galactic Tours 13
It'll simplify our boat traffic enormously, and with pressure in the bay galleries again, we won’t have to worry about the integrity of the emergency seals on CIC. That means the yard dogs can work unsuited in the compartment, which should cut a few days off the schedule for that, too.
Field of Dishonor (1997) 126
Michael felt his spirits lift at the prospect of walking unsuited in the air and feeling a real sun on his face.
Permanence viii. 126
Pei Li caught her breath as she recognized the unsuited figure of a space-breather.
View Through the Window in Asimov’s Science Fiction Aug. 63
Research HistoryKatrina Campbell submitted a 1981 cite from Bob Shaw's "Galactic Tours".
Mike Christie submitted a 1966 cite from Frank Herbert's "Destination: Void"; the cite does not appear in the 1965 magazine version.
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1997 reprint of David Weber's 1994 "Field of Dishonor".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 2003 reprint of Karl Schroeder's 2002 "Permanence".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1957 cite from Harlan Ellison in Infinity Science Fiction.
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