wearing a vacuum suit n.
‘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.
Diamond Planetoid in Astounding Stories May 108/2
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.
Failure on Titan in Planet Stories Winter 57/2
There should be jeeps carrying burdens, and the chest lights of vacuum-suited figures moving about.
City on Moon 20
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.’
Shaping Dawn xxxi. 241
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.
Ancillary Mercy viii. 132
Otto Binder (as "Gordon A. Giles"), in Astounding
Research HistoryFred 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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