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94/65/1 Spacesuit, Soyuz TM-10, nylon, canvas/rubberised fabric/plastic/metal, Zvezda, Moscow, USSR, [1989]. Click to enlarge.

Russian Sokol KV-2 spacesuit

Made
Sokol KV-2 spacesuit, consisting of pressure garment with hood, radio headset and canvas booties. The pressure garment is made of white nylon canvas, with a rubberised cloth lining. It has an attached pressurised hood, in place of a helmet, with a hinged plastic visor which secures to an anodised aluminium neck ring. Decorated with royal blue trim and appliqued patches, it has detachable gloves, attached umbilical cords, and attached soled feet. The grey canvas booties cover the pressure suit …

Summary

Object No.

94/65/1

Object Statement

Spacesuit, Soyuz TM-10, nylon, canvas/rubberised fabric/plastic/metal, Zvezda, Moscow, USSR, [1989]

Physical Description

Sokol KV-2 spacesuit, consisting of pressure garment with hood, radio headset and canvas booties. The pressure garment is made of white nylon canvas, with a rubberised cloth lining. It has an attached pressurised hood, in place of a helmet, with a hinged plastic visor which secures to an anodised aluminium neck ring. Decorated with royal blue trim and appliqued patches, it has detachable gloves, attached umbilical cords, and attached soled feet. The grey canvas booties cover the pressure suit feet. The radio headset is worn under the hood and is made of leather, with a [cotton] mesh section covering the skull.

Dimensions

Width

520 mm

History

Notes

This suit was worn by Cosmonaut Gennadi Manakov (1950-2019) during liftoff, landing, docking and other hazardous manoeuvres on the Soyuz TM-10 space mission. Launched 1 August 1990, it returned to Earth 10 December 1990. Manakov was the mission commander, with Gennadi Strikalov, the flight engineer. The Soyuz TM-10 spacecraft docked with the Mir space station, where the cosmonauts spent four months conducting scientific experiments, before being joined by a relief crew, including the first journalist in space, Japan's Toyohiro Akiyama. Akiyama returned to Earth with the Soyuz TM-10 crew. Manakov was a Lt Colonel in the Soviet Air Force at the time of his flight. The Soyuz TM-10 mission was his first space flight.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1994

Acquisition Date

23 February 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

Russian Sokol KV-2 spacesuit 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/141689>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/141689 |title=Russian Sokol KV-2 spacesuit |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=27 October 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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