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"Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful."
- Philip K. Dick

Vac Suit  
  A space suit, designed for use in vacuum.  

You'll need these for space exploration.

"Vac suits," he said. "There are two and a spare." They got into them, shuffled through the airlock, and stood still, the first humans on an undiscovered world.
From Child of the Sun, by Leigh Brackett.
Published by Planet Stories in 1942
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Compare to the vacuum suits from Skylark Three (1930) by Doc Smith.

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