"I feel like I've been very fortunate in that I've stuck like a burr to the dog-leg of the next generation of nerdism. I've been carried into the XXIth century on Bill Gates' pants-cuff."
Out on an open asteroid, you'd need a heavy-duty space suit for daily mining tasks.
Compare to vacuum armor from Skylark Three (1930) by Doc Smith, space-armor from Revolt of the Star Men (1932) by Raymond Z Gallun, Osprey space armor from Salvage in Space (1933) by Jack Williamson, and space armor from Cities in Flight (1957) by James Blish.
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