wearing a space suit n.
When the vanguard had approached that room, Crowninshield had inspected it thoroughly with his infra-red beams. He had found it punctured and airless, devoid of life or of lethal devices, and had passed on. But now the space-suited warriors of the horde, guided in their hiding by their own visirays, were massing there.
Spacehounds of IPC in Amazing Stories Sept. xii. 566/2
Liggett pointed to two space-suited bodies twitting together in space, with bars still in their lifeless grasp. Kent saw through their shattered helmets the stiffened faces of Jandron and Krell, their helmets having apparently been broken by each other’s simultaneous blows.
Sargasso of Space in Astounding Stories Sept. 405/2
The space-suited mechanics leapt to their tasks; and in only a little more time than had been mentioned by the chief engineer the hull and giant frame of the supership were as staunch as of yore.
Triplanetary in Amazing Stories Mar. 35/2
As he spoke, the lock of the radio shack opened and a spacesuited figure strode across the field to meet them.
in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 59/1
The air lock was opened and space-suited figures swarmed over the mile-wide end of the station.
QRM–Interplanetary in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 127/2
The efficient team of the launch, spacesuited for protection, swung the emergency air lock and cutter into position.
First to Stars in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 255
Two ships dropped behind to pick up the machine men who still survived among the wreckage. Organic Zoromes, unless spacesuited, were doomed in this instance.
Space War in Space War 73
The squat, unhuman forms of spacesuited men, the long curve of the hull, were seen as gleams, disconnected and fugitive.
Tau Zero (1973) 140
She had reached and door and was about to go through when she saw the two spacesuited figures lying behind a low barricade at the edge of the catwalk, keeping a watch out over the floor below.
Two Faces of Tomorrow (1987) 303
Parvu could see the dark form of a spacesuited body caught among the twisted controls.
Assemblers of Infinity xx.189
The space was large enough for six space-suited humans—or two humans and a large piece of equipment—and utterly barren.
Machine i. 9
E.E. Smith, "Spacehounds of IPC", and Edmond Hamilton, "Sargasso of Space", published in the same month
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a 1939 cite from Clifford Simak's "Cosmic Engineers".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of E.E. Smith's "Triplanetary", and this was confirmed in the original magazine version (Amazing Stories, March 1934)
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a reprint of E.E. Smith's "Galactic Patrol"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1937 original appearance.
Mike Christie submitted a 1942 cite from George O. Smith's "QRM--Interplanetary".
Mike Christie submitted a 1941 cite from Harry Walton's "The Scrambler".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2020 cite from Elizabeth Bear.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1931 cite from "Doc" Smith and a 1931 cite from Edmond Hamilton, published in the same month.
Earliest cite in OED2: 1951.
Last modified 2021-12-15 13:23:39
In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.