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"For the sciences, the way to change science's perception of things is to wait until all the old farts have died off."
- Larry Niven

Anti-Acceleration Engine For Space Suits  
  Counteracts the effects of high acceleration.  

If a space suit could somehow be outfitted with a device that countered the high accelerations of space travel...

There was a jar, a horrible jerk, as the whole gigantic body of the ship ca≠reened under them. Morton was flung to the floor with a violence that stunned him. He fought back to consciousness, aware of the other men lying all around him. He shouted: "Who the devil started those engines!"

The agonizing acceleration continued; his feet dragged with awful exertion...

IT WAS Morton who first staggered across the salon floor to the supply room where the spacesuits were kept. After fumbling almost blindly into his own suit, he cut the effects of the body-tor≠turing acceleration, and brought suits to the semiconscious men on the floor. In a few moments, other men were as≠sisting him; and then it was only a matter of minutes before everybody was clad in metalite, with anti-acceleration motors running at half power.

Technovelgy from Black Destroyer, by A.E. van Vogt.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1939
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