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Cryocapsule  
  A spaceship capsule that contains astronauts in special coffins, in suspended animation.  

As far as I know, the first use of this expression.

She took fire again. "The event of the century. The experimental cryocapusule will put down in an hour. Three cryonauts have been out in orbit for three months and now they're coming back.
From The Computer Connection, by Alfred Bester.
Published by Berkeley Publishing in 1974
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Projectors flashed on and there were three bods on the stage alongside Guess, bowing and smiling. They were smallish but looked strong and tough.

“These are the three courageous volunteers,” Guess said (in translation), “who have taken the first cryogenic flight in history. This is in preparation for the Pluto mission and eventually the stars. The constraints are time and payload. It will take the mission many years to reach Pluto, even at maximum acceleration. It will take centuries to reach the stars. It would be impossible to freight enough supplies for these men. There is only one answer, the cryonic technique.”

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