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"We [science fiction writers] always wanted to believe in "private sector" space -- hucksters make better characters than a government does."
- Larry Niven

Audiphone  
  Communication between space suits in the airless void of space.  

How will people in space suits communicate?

Georg touched the metal tip of one of his bloated, gloved fingers to the metal plate on Aura's shoulder to give audiphone contact.

"All working correctly?"

"All correct, Georg

From Blood of the Moon, by Ray Cummings.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1936
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Used another way:

Then he found Aura with him, her hand on his shoulder, her audiphoned voice microphonic in his ears.

Compare to the suit-phone from The Sargasso of Space (1931) by Edmond Hamilton and the Aerial Telegraph from Garret P. Serviss' 1898 novel Edison's Conquest of Mars.

The word "audiphone" has been in use since the 1880's to describe devices for the deaf that transmit sound by direct contact.

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