Glove, Space Suit, Dennis Tito, Left

This glove is part of the Sokol ("Falcon") space suit was custom-made for Dennis Tito from off-the-shelf and previously tested parts. The California businessman became the first tourist in space on April 28, 2001. After months of training and preparations in Moscow and at the Cosmonaut Flight Training Center in Star City, Russia, Tito was launched on board the Soyuz TM-32 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan and spent six days on board the International Space Station (ISS). He paid the Russians a reported $20 million for this adventure.

Dennis Tito wore this left glove as part of his rescue suit during the launch to the ISS. The glove is part of the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit, is white nylon canvas around the wrist with an anodized aluminum coupling that attaches the glove to the suit. The astronaut's initials in Russian, DT, are stamped on the inside of this white cuff in blue. The hand and finger portion of the glove consist of a custom molded rubber hand that is reinforced with leather in the palm. Between the leather and rubber are metal reinforcement bars that prevent the glove from distending while under pressure.

Dennis Tito donated this glove to the Museum with his space suit in 2003.

Gift of Dennis Tito

Country of Origin
Russia

Astronaut
Dennis Tito
Manufacturer
Zvezda

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Materials
Synthetic Fabric, woven cloth, leather, rubber/neoprene, anodized aluminum, steel reinforcement, nylon
Dimensions
Clothing: 25.4 × 12.1cm, 0.5kg (10 × 4 3/4 in., 1lb.)
Other (Wrist Ring): 11cm (4 5/16 in.)

This glove is part of the Sokol ("Falcon") space suit was custom-made for Dennis Tito from off-the-shelf and previously tested parts. The California businessman became the first tourist in space on April 28, 2001. After months of training and preparations in Moscow and at the Cosmonaut Flight Training Center in Star City, Russia, Tito was launched on board the Soyuz TM-32 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan and spent six days on board the International Space Station (ISS). He paid the Russians a reported $20 million for this adventure.

Dennis Tito wore this left glove as part of his rescue suit during the launch to the ISS. The glove is part of the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit, is white nylon canvas around the wrist with an anodized aluminum coupling that attaches the glove to the suit. The astronaut's initials in Russian, DT, are stamped on the inside of this white cuff in blue. The hand and finger portion of the glove consist of a custom molded rubber hand that is reinforced with leather in the palm. Between the leather and rubber are metal reinforcement bars that prevent the glove from distending while under pressure.

This glove is part of the Sokol ("Falcon") space suit was custom-made for Dennis Tito from off-the-shelf and previously tested parts. The California businessman became the first tourist in space on April 28, 2001. After months of training and preparations in Moscow and at the Cosmonaut Flight Training Center in Star City, Russia, Tito was launched on board the Soyuz TM-32 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan and spent six days on board the International Space Station (ISS). He paid the Russians a reported $20 million for this adventure.

Dennis Tito wore this left glove as part of his rescue suit during the launch to the ISS. The glove is part of the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit, is white nylon canvas around the wrist with an anodized aluminum coupling that attaches the glove to the suit. The astronaut's initials in Russian, DT, are stamped on the inside of this white cuff in blue. The hand and finger portion of the glove consist of a custom molded rubber hand that is reinforced with leather in the palm. Between the leather and rubber are metal reinforcement bars that prevent the glove from distending while under pressure.

Dennis Tito donated this glove to the Museum with his space suit in 2003.

Gift of Dennis Tito

Country of Origin
Russia

Astronaut
Dennis Tito
Manufacturer
Zvezda

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Materials
Synthetic Fabric, woven cloth, leather, rubber/neoprene, anodized aluminum, steel reinforcement, nylon
Dimensions
Clothing: 25.4 × 12.1cm, 0.5kg (10 × 4 3/4 in., 1lb.)
Other (Wrist Ring): 11cm (4 5/16 in.)

This glove is part of the Sokol ("Falcon") space suit was custom-made for Dennis Tito from off-the-shelf and previously tested parts. The California businessman became the first tourist in space on April 28, 2001. After months of training and preparations in Moscow and at the Cosmonaut Flight Training Center in Star City, Russia, Tito was launched on board the Soyuz TM-32 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan and spent six days on board the International Space Station (ISS). He paid the Russians a reported $20 million for this adventure.

Dennis Tito wore this left glove as part of his rescue suit during the launch to the ISS. The glove is part of the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit, is white nylon canvas around the wrist with an anodized aluminum coupling that attaches the glove to the suit. The astronaut's initials in Russian, DT, are stamped on the inside of this white cuff in blue. The hand and finger portion of the glove consist of a custom molded rubber hand that is reinforced with leather in the palm. Between the leather and rubber are metal reinforcement bars that prevent the glove from distending while under pressure.

ID: A20030122003