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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

Chin Window  
  An aperture that allows an astronaut to see his own feet (greater field of view).  

Well, I think this is a great idea, but I don't think there is one. Yet.

Another thing space suits should have is rear-view mirrors. While you are at it, add a window at the chin so that you can see where you step...

You need a chin window to let you see what you're doing, too!

From Have Space Suit - Will Travel, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by Scribners in 1958
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If you have a totally transparent, Golden Age of Science Fiction bubble-shaped helmet, you don't need a chin window! Compare to the space-helmet from The Sargasso of Space (1931) by Edmond Hamilton.

Found this item on Atomic Rockets.

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