This copper bar is about the size of a Popsicle stick. It was rendered on board the Soviet space station Mir space station inside, as part of research on the benefits of microgravity in developing ultra-pure materials. The bar bears the inscription "cosmos (space) for the world" and a drawing of Soviet Buran space shuttle.
Cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov donated this bar to the National Air and Space Museum.
Gift of Vladimir Dzhanibekov
- Country of Origin
- EQUIPMENT-Design, Manufacture, Test
- 3-D (Copper Bar): 17.8 × 1.6 × 0.2cm (7 × 5/8 × 1/16 in.)
- Storage: 24.1 × 6.4 × 2.5cm (9 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 1 in.)