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Chibis lower-body negative pressure suit

1971

Science Museum

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

This suit is worn by cosmonauts preparing to return to Earth. It uses a vacuum to draw blood towards the legs, preparing the cardiovascular system for the increased workload the cosmonauts will encounter in conditions of normal gravity.

Source: The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
Credit: The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
Photo: State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO
Object no: L2014-4327

Details

  • Title: Chibis lower-body negative pressure suit
  • Date Created: 1971
  • Rights: © The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

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