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Space-Suit Rockets  
  Attached rockets allow movement in zero-gee space.  

They helped each other into the clumsy space-suits, with their rocket attachments along the sides and back. Air-tight helmets came down, fitted snugly into the neck-segments of the metal fabric. Girand and Barclay stared at each other, caught a vision of ungainly monsters in armor...

The engineer and Barclay went out head foremost into space, with a little rush of air from the lock. Girand, an instant later, felt a sensation of unutterable giddiness, watching the universe whirl around him; and then he was himself again. He applied the power to his rocket attachments gingerly, felt himself jerk, watched the other ship draw appreciably nearer.

...Barclay applied power in a sudden burst; the engineer, frozen, saw lines of flame leap from the rocket-jets of the otherís suit.

Technovelgy from Into the Meteorite Orbit, by Frank K. Kelly.
Published by Teck Publications in 1933
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Compare to the self-propulsive space suite from The Bluff of the Hawk (1932) by Anthony Gilmore.

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