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Space Walk  
  Standard term for moving through the void of space.  

As far as I know, this is the first use of this term.

But that space walk of mine wasn't so very amazing. I've lived here all my life, and like a swimmer who can accustom himself to long periods under water, so have I, by occasional jaunts to the plateau, accustomed myself to void conditions.
Technovelgy from Moon Heaven, by Dom Passante.
Published by Science Fiction in 1939
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An unusual early usage for this phrase can be found in Cosmic Engineers, a 1939 story by Clifford Simak:

“Don't mention chess to me again, you sawed-off shrimp - I'll space-walk you if you do. So help me Hannah if I don't."

See also space-walker from The Universe Wreckers (1930) by Edmond Hamilton. The idea of a space walk was probably first described in science fiction in Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898) by Garrett P. Serviss; see spacewalk.

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