Full record for space armor n.

Definition = a space suit
OED requirements antedating 1932
Earliest cite Raymond Z. Gallun, The Revolt of the Star Men
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 2000 cite from a reprint of Anne McCaffery and Mercedes Lackey's 1992 "The Ship Who Searched".
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1998 cite from Elizabeth Moon's "Rules of Engagement".
Mike Christie submitted a 1966 cite from a reprint of Poul Anderson's 1961 "Hiding Place".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1950 reprint of E. E. Smith's "Galactic Patrol".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from Poul Anderson's "Garden in the Void".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from James H. Schmitz's "The Truth about Cushgar".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Murray Leinster's "Planet of Sand".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1958 reprint of Manly Wade Wellman's 1938 "Men Against the Stars"; Mike Christie verified it in the original publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1996 reprint of Raymond Z. Gallun's 1935 "Derelict"; Mike Christie verified it in the first publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from George O. Smith's "Pattern for Conquest".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1975 reprint of Jack Williamson's 1933 "Salvage in Space"; Mike Christie verified it in the first magazine appearance in the March 1933 Astounding Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1950 reprint of Clifford D. Simak's 1939 "Cosmic Engineers".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite from Nelson S. Bond's "The Mercurian Menace".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1932 cite from Raymond Z. Gallun's "The Revolt of the Star Men"
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Citations for space armor n.

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1932 R.Z. Gallun Revolt of Star Men in Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 241/2 It must have been over two hours later that a huge torpedo set in motion by the forces of the Black Emperor, struck the ship. The explosion rolled her completely over, and tore a jagged though not disabling hole in her side. The air puffed out from the control room compartment, but the men who labored so feverishly there, were clad in heavy space armor, and aside from being badly bruised they were unhurt.
1933 Astounding Stories Super-Sci. Mar. 6/1 His ‘planet’ was the smallest in the solar system, and the loneliest, Thad Allen was thinking, as he straightened wearily in the huge, bulging, inflated fabric of his Osprey space armor.
1935 Astounding Stories Oct. 25/1 With what might have been a fragment of his old active spirit, Jan Van Tyren donned space armor.
1935 Astounding Stories Oct. 25/1 With what might have been a fragment of his old active spirit, Jan Van Tyren donned space armor.
1938 M. W. Wellman Men against Stars in Astounding Sci.-Fiction June 16/2 In the midst of the old man's speech he had backed out into the vestibule and turned down the hallway to an airlock. There hung space-armor, into which he fairly plunged, making its metal-mounted fabric airtight with a single tug of the seal-zipper. On went metal-shod sandals, the heavy girdle that supported oxygen tank and breathing apparatus, and the helmet, a transparent globe clouded against the pitiless sunrays of space.
1946 Astounding Sci. Fiction May 166/1 Seventeen million of the Loard-vogh died in the Battle of Sol, and more than half of them perished because Terran spores crept into chinks in their space armor. Chinks so small that they do not permit loss of air to space.
1950 J. H. Schmitz Truth About Cushgar in Astounding Sci. Fiction Nov. 24/1 If I'd looked up that moment sooner, I'd have seen what they were like, even in space armor—human or what.
1952 P. Anderson Garden in Void in Galaxy Sci. Fiction May 134/1 The space armor was awkward and bulky, a model which had been obsolete long before Hardesty left Earth, and its metal was patched and battered. There was no air-tank. A thick-leafed vine coiled around the square old-fashioned helmet, across the shoulders and down the back, like ivy on an ancient university building.
1961 P. Anderson Hiding Place in Analog Sci. Fact & Fiction Mar. 125/2 But at the end of the grace period, when Torrance was issuing space armor, Yamamure reported something new.
1964 P. Anderson Trader to Stars 18 But at the end of the grace period, when Torrance was issuing space armor, Yamamura reported something new.
1992 A. McCaffrey & M. Lackey Ship Who Searched iii. 74 It looked like his legs and waist were encased in the bottom half of space armor!