"[Science fiction] is the one literary medium left in which we have a free hand. We can do any damn thing we please."
When the Okie cities landed on a new planet to fulfill a contract, the police would wear special space suits to keep order and perform work to make sure the city lands properly.
Compare to vacuum armor from Skylark Three (1930) by Doc Smith, space-armor from Revolt of the Star Men (1932) by Raymond Z Gallun, Dirigible Space Armor (Working Space Suits) from Collision Orbit (1941) by Jack Williamson, and Osprey space armor from Salvage in Space (1933) by Jack Williamson.
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