pressure suit

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Pressure suit made for aviation pioneer Wiley Post (1934)
US astronaut John Glenn in pressure suit (1962)

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Coined by American science fiction authors E. E. "Doc" Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby in their 1928 novel The Skylark of Space, first serialised in Amazing Stories.

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pressure suit ‎(plural pressure suits)

  1. (aviation, astronautics) A sealed, full-body garment, usually with an attachable helmet, which maintains air pressure or mechanical pressure around the body of an astronaut or aviator to compensate for the low density of the air at high altitudes.

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