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"I long ago realized that I could reach far more people by writing something, than by walking down the street with a banner."
- John Brunner

Chin Window  
  An aperture that allows an astronaut to see his own feet (greater field of view).  

Well, I think this is a great idea, but I don't think there is one. Yet.

Another thing space suits should have is rear-view mirrors. While you are at it, add a window at the chin so that you can see where you step...

You need a chin window to let you see what you're doing, too!

From Have Space Suit - Will Travel, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by Scribners in 1958
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If you have a totally transparent, Golden Age of Science Fiction bubble-shaped helmet, you don't need a chin window! Compare to the space-helmet from The Sargasso of Space (1931) by Edmond Hamilton.

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