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"Tokyo homeless people reiterate the whole nature of living in Tokyo in cardboard boxes, they're only slightly smaller than Tokyo apartments, and they have almost as many consumer goods. It's a nightmare of boxes within boxes."
- William Gibson

Vac Suit  
  A space suit, designed for use in vacuum.  

You'll need these for space exploration.

"Vac suits," he said. "There are two and a spare." They got into them, shuffled through the airlock, and stood still, the first humans on an undiscovered world.
Technovelgy from Child of the Sun, by Leigh Brackett.
Published by Planet Stories in 1942
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The vac suit also included a repair kit:

His fingers flashed between the helmet radio and the repair kit which is a part of every vac suit, using wires, spare parts, tools.

Compare to the vacuum suits from Skylark Three (1930) by Doc Smith.

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