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Sokol-KV-2 rescue suit worn by Helen Sharman

1991

Science Museum

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

Helen Sharman wore this spacesuit on her Juno mission to the Mir space station. She used it first on the ground when she spent two hours inside it to check its fit. Lying back, she tried to read, but her arms ached from holding the book for so long. Despite the suit's cooling systems she sweated 2 litres during the mission launch. Once she could remove the suit, she dried it thoroughly to ensure it would not go mouldy.

Source: Zvezda
Credits: Science Museum/The open joint-stock company Research, Development & Production Enterprise 'Zvezda'
Object no. 2006-40

Details

  • Title: Sokol-KV-2 rescue suit worn by Helen Sharman
  • Date Created: 1991

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