vacuum-suited adj.

wearing a vacuum suit n.

  • 1937 ‘G. A. Giles’ Diamond Planetoid in Astounding Stories May 108/2 page image Otto Binder bibliography

    ‘Archie, for John’s sake, get away—anywhere but there!’ Osgood’s vacuum-suited figure lumbered away from the diamond ’toid, as though he had heard.

  • 1947 R. Abernathy Failure on Titan in Planet Stories Winter 57/2 page image Robert Abernathy bibliography

    Two vacuum-suited silhouettes appeared in the lighted airlock and began to clamber down, the first with a self-possessed poise, the other showing signs of a jerky impatience.

  • 1958 ‘M. Leinster’ City on Moon 20 Murray Leinster bibliography

    There should be jeeps carrying burdens, and the chest lights of vacuum-suited figures moving about.

  • 1989 S. Finch Shaping Dawn xxxi. 241 page image Sheila Finch bibliography

    After a while, a hatch popped open and a vacuum-suited figure appeared. A ladder unrolled to the grass. Caliban shook its head. ‘I am not encouraged about their intelligence at this point.’ Kory smiled wryly. ‘They’ve decided I’m a vacuum-breathing monster.’

  • 2015 A. Leckie Ancillary Mercy viii. 132 page image Ann Leckie bibliography

    I had not been on the hull of a ship in gate-space since the day twenty years before when I had been separated from myself. [...] This time the ship was Mercy of Kalr, and I was well tethered, and not only vacuum-suited but armored. That armor was, in theory, impenetrable, wasn’t so very different from what shielded a Radchaai military ship. Certainly bullets wouldn’t pierce it.

Research requirements

antedating 1937

Earliest cite

Otto Binder (as "Gordon A. Giles"), in Astounding

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Robert Abernathy's "Failure on Titan".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from An Ace Double reprint of Murray Leinster's 1957 "City on the Moon".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1937 cite from Otto Binder, writing as "Gordon A. Giles".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1989 cite from Sheila Finch.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from Ann Leckie.

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