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In December 1990 the first Japanese cosmonaut, Toyohiro Akiyama, suspended this doll in the cabin to show when his Soyuz spacecraft entered orbit and became weightless.

Source: Museum of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre
Credit: The Yuri A Gagarin State Scientific Research and Testing Cosmonaut Training Museum
Photo: State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO
Object no: L2014-4368

Details

  • Title: Japanese space doll
  • Date Created: 1961
  • Rights: © Museum of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre

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