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"I think we could solve our problems more easily through strength of character; but that's always been a commodity in extremely short supply."
- Gregory Benford

Contragravity Suit  
  A suit with antigravity.  

People came to Niflheim, and worked the mines and uranium refineries and chemical plants, but they did so inside power-driven and contragravity-lifted armor, and they lived on artificial satellites two thousand miles off-planet.
From Uller Uprising, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Twayne Publishers in 1952
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Compare to the anti-gravity belt from Armageddon: 2419 A.D., by Philip Frances Nowlan.

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