a sealed and pressurized garment designed to protect the wearer against the conditions of space; cf. earlier suit n.
Normal communication by speech would be impossible. Of course, this is not true of enclosed, air-filled rooms… But it is true when one is out ‘in the open’ (in the space suit).
In the first place the pressure is considerable and the density is greater than that of the most thoroughly water-saturated air. Then there is a whole chemistry shop full of other elements in with the oxygen and hydrogen, even including some metallic vapors. You'd need a space suit to make any kind of a successful trip outdoors.
The space-suit, designed for use on the outside of just such hulls as these, was furnished with boots that had magnetic soles, and Thiana was thankful for the firm footing they afforded her. Slowly she walked toward the nose of the ship, her ray ready in her hands.
‘Come on and get into your space suit.’ Five minutes later, the eleven of us were dragging ourselves across between the ships in clumsy, inflated suits, laden with weapons.
The Plutonian night was cold and blue. But Lance didn’t feel the cold as he stepped from the observatory airlock in his bulbous space-suit.
To fight in a space suit out there is no good.
Jennan broke out spacesuits to the three who would have to remain with him in the airlock.
He will automatically assume he is also in possession of a toothbrush,…space suit etc., etc.
Now LaRoque was putting on a spacesuit in a tool closet twenty meters from an outer airlock.
The walkers were designed for the Martian surface, and were not pressurized like spacesuits.
It used to be, I'm told, that spacesuits had to be custom built for each user, but new adaptive fabrics made that unnecessary.
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