Patch, Government, Russian Aerospace Agency

Patch, Government, Russian Aerospace Agency

     

This Russian Aerospace Agency patch is from Dennis Tito's Sokol ("Falcon") space suit. 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.

The space suit manufacturer sewed this patch on the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit for Tito's mission. When he returned to Earth after his mission, all patches were removed from his space suit and he received them as souvenirs. Mr. Tito obtained the space suit under a separate transaction. The patch depicts the Russian Aerospace Agency logo and typically decorates the spacesuits of all Russian cosmonauts and their guests on board the space station. It has a white background with blue, yellow, and red trim. The edge is embroidered blue with yellow embroidery on the inside. The Russian initials of are at the top with the full Russian names Rosaviakosmos written out below. The red chevron logo is on the right side of the initials. Mr. Tito donated the patches along with his spacesuit and gloves to the Museum.

Gift of Dennis Tito

Country of Origin
Russia

Astronaut
Dennis Tito
Manufacturer
Zvezda

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
cotton twill tape, felt backing, synthetic fabric, synthetic colored thread
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.7 x 9.5cm (2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

This Russian Aerospace Agency patch is from Dennis Tito's Sokol ("Falcon") space suit. 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.

The space suit manufacturer sewed this patch on the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit for Tito's mission. When he returned to Earth after his mission, all patches were removed from his space suit and he received them as souvenirs. Mr. Tito obtained the space suit under a separate transaction. The patch depicts the Russian Aerospace Agency logo and typically decorates the spacesuits of all Russian cosmonauts and their guests on board the space station. It has a white background with blue, yellow, and red trim. The edge is embroidered blue with yellow embroidery on the inside. The Russian initials of are at the top with the full Russian names Rosaviakosmos written out below. The red chevron logo is on the right side of the initials. Mr. Tito donated the patches along with his spacesuit and gloves to the Museum.

This Russian Aerospace Agency patch is from Dennis Tito's Sokol ("Falcon") space suit. 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.

The space suit manufacturer sewed this patch on the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit for Tito's mission. When he returned to Earth after his mission, all patches were removed from his space suit and he received them as souvenirs. Mr. Tito obtained the space suit under a separate transaction. The patch depicts the Russian Aerospace Agency logo and typically decorates the spacesuits of all Russian cosmonauts and their guests on board the space station. It has a white background with blue, yellow, and red trim. The edge is embroidered blue with yellow embroidery on the inside. The Russian initials of are at the top with the full Russian names Rosaviakosmos written out below. The red chevron logo is on the right side of the initials. Mr. Tito donated the patches along with his spacesuit and gloves to the Museum.

Gift of Dennis Tito

Country of Origin
Russia

Astronaut
Dennis Tito
Manufacturer
Zvezda

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
cotton twill tape, felt backing, synthetic fabric, synthetic colored thread
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.7 x 9.5cm (2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

This Russian Aerospace Agency patch is from Dennis Tito's Sokol ("Falcon") space suit. 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.

The space suit manufacturer sewed this patch on the Sokol KV-2 (Falcon) pressure suit for Tito's mission. When he returned to Earth after his mission, all patches were removed from his space suit and he received them as souvenirs. Mr. Tito obtained the space suit under a separate transaction. The patch depicts the Russian Aerospace Agency logo and typically decorates the spacesuits of all Russian cosmonauts and their guests on board the space station. It has a white background with blue, yellow, and red trim. The edge is embroidered blue with yellow embroidery on the inside. The Russian initials of are at the top with the full Russian names Rosaviakosmos written out below. The red chevron logo is on the right side of the initials. Mr. Tito donated the patches along with his spacesuit and gloves to the Museum.

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