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"We are all repositories for genetically-encoded information that we're all spreading back and forth amongst each other, all the time. We're just lousy with information."
- Neal Stephenson

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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