Copper Bar

This copper bar, about the size of a Popsicle stick, was created on board the Soviet Mir space station 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 in 1991.

Gift of Vladimir Dzhanibekov

Country of Origin
USSR

Type
EQUIPMENT-Design, Manufacture, Test

Materials
copper
Dimensions
3-D: 17.1 x 1.1 x 0.2cm (6 3/4 x 7/16 x 1/16 in.)

This copper bar, about the size of a Popsicle stick, was created on board the Soviet Mir space station 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 in 1991.

Gift of Vladimir Dzhanibekov

Country of Origin
USSR

Type
EQUIPMENT-Design, Manufacture, Test

Materials
copper
Dimensions
3-D: 17.1 x 1.1 x 0.2cm (6 3/4 x 7/16 x 1/16 in.)

ID: A19910089000