Pressure Suit, Sokol KV-2, Thagard

NASA astronaut Norman Thagard wore this pressure suit during the launch to the space station Mir on board Soyuz TM-21 on March 14, 1995, as a member of the Mir 18 Mission (3/14/95-7/7/95). Dr. Thagard was the first American to participate in a joint Russian-American human flight mission since the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. He was also the first American to launch on board a Soyuz spacecraft.

The suit's manufacturer, Zvezda, transferred it to NASA as part of the U.S.-Russian agreement on Thagard's mission. NASA, in turn, transferred it to the museum in 1996.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
Russia

Astronaut
Norman E. Thagard
Manufacturer
Zvezda

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
COUPLINGS - ALUMINUM
LINER - RUBBERIZED FABRIC
SUIT (COVERLAYER) - SYNTHETIC WHITE FABRIC
VISOR - CLEAR PLASTIC
ZIPPER - METAL (BRASS?) WITH TWIL COTTON BACKING
Dimensions
Overall: 8 1/2in. x 2ft 2in. x 4ft 12in. (21.6 x 66 x 152.4cm)

NASA astronaut Norman Thagard wore this pressure suit during the launch to the space station Mir on board Soyuz TM-21 on March 14, 1995, as a member of the Mir 18 Mission (3/14/95-7/7/95). Dr. Thagard was the first American to participate in a joint Russian-American human flight mission since the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. He was also the first American to launch on board a Soyuz spacecraft.

The suit's manufacturer, Zvezda, transferred it to NASA as part of the U.S.-Russian agreement on Thagard's mission. NASA, in turn, transferred it to the museum in 1996.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
Russia

Astronaut
Norman E. Thagard
Manufacturer
Zvezda

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
COUPLINGS - ALUMINUM
LINER - RUBBERIZED FABRIC
SUIT (COVERLAYER) - SYNTHETIC WHITE FABRIC
VISOR - CLEAR PLASTIC
ZIPPER - METAL (BRASS?) WITH TWIL COTTON BACKING
Dimensions
Overall: 8 1/2in. x 2ft 2in. x 4ft 12in. (21.6 x 66 x 152.4cm)

ID: A19970069000