By Winston K. Marks (1915-79).
First appearance: Planet Stories, November 1953.
Reprinted in The Test Colony and Other Stories (2012).
Short short story (5 pages).
Online at SFFAudio (HERE) (PDF).
"They told you space piracy was impossible, didn't they?"
- You can read more about our author at the SFE (HERE), which characterizes his style as "mildly hard-bitten and amusing," as well as the usually fine summary bibliography at the ISFDb (HERE).
- People have been running around in spacesuits for a long time; see Wikipedia (HERE) and Atomic Rockets (HERE).
The bottom line: "Dress yourself in heavy fishing waders, put on an overcoat and boxing gloves and a bucket over your head, then have somebody strap two sacks of cement
across your shoulders and you will know what a space suit feels like under one gravity."
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