Full record for space-suited adj.

Definition wearing a space-suit
OED requirements antedating 1934
Earliest cite E.E. Smith, 'Triplanetary'
Comment Mike Christie submitted a 1939 cite from Clifford Simak's "Cosmic Engineers".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of E.E. Smith's "Triplanetary", and this was confirmed in the original magazine version (Amazing Stories, March 1934)
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a reprint of E.E. Smith's "Galactic Patrol"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1937 original appearance.
Mike Christie submitted a 1942 cite from George O. Smith's "QRM--Interplanetary".
Mike Christie submitted a 1941 cite from Harry Walton's "The Scrambler".

Earliest cite in OED2: 1951.

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Citations for space-suited adj.

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1937 Astounding Stories Sept. 31/1 Space-suited complete, except for helmets, and with those ready at hand, Kinnison and VanBuskirk sat in the tiny control room of their lifeboat as it drifted inert through interstellar space.
1939 C. Simak in Astounding Sci. Fiction Feb. 59/1 As he spoke, the lock of the radio shack opened and a spacesuited figure strode across the field to meet them.
1941 H. Walton Scrambler in Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 70/1 Spacesuited men clinging to the Argonaut's life lines gripped the net tighter as their prey floated into it.
1942 G. O. Smith QRM—Interplanetary in Astounding Sci. Fiction Oct. 127/2 The air lock was opened and space-suited figures swarmed over the mile-wide end of the station.
1952 C. Oliver First to Stars in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 255 The efficient team of the launch, spacesuited for protection, swung the emergency air lock and cutter into position.
1965 E. E. Smith Triplanetary 198 Paying no attention to temperature or to scenery and without waiting for chemical analysis of the air, the space-suited mechanics leaped to their tasks.
1967 N.R. Jones Space War in Space War 73 Two ships dropped behind to pick up the machine men who still survived among the wreckage. Organic Zoromes, unless spacesuited, were doomed in this instance.
1970 P. Anderson Tau Zero (1973) 140 The squat, unhuman forms of spacesuited men, the long curve of the hull, were seen as gleams, disconnected and fugitive.
1979 J. P. Hogan Two Faces of Tomorrow (1987) 303 She had reached and door and was about to go through when she saw the two spacesuited figures lying behind a low barricade at the edge of the catwalk, keeping a watch out over the floor below.
1993 D. Beason & K. J. Anderson Assemblers of Infinity xx.189 Parvu could see the dark form of a spacesuited body caught among the twisted controls.