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"The primary attraction [of writing sf] is the sheer pleasure of creating something from whole cloth."
- Dan Simmons

Space Overalls  
  Light-duty space suit.  

Why does NASA fool around with all that bulky Michelin-man style apparel? Just use space overalls.

He had found some concentrated rations meant for the cell occupants, a full tank of water, and four space overalls, complee with magnetized boots and glassite helmets...

Murkitt went to the place where the space overalls were spread out, and donned one of them. He tightened the joints at his boot tops, zippered and sealed the front, fastened his gauntlets. He paused, holding the cloudy sphere of glassite that did duty as helmet.

"...I'm going outside," ...and on went the helmet.

In a moment he was out on the hull, standing erect upon it in the airless darkness."

From Lost Rocket, by Manly Wade Wellman.
Published by Astounding Science-Fiction in 1941
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Compare to the pneumatic suit from The Shot Into Infinity 1931) by Otto Willi Gail.

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