Pressure Suit, Sokol KV-2, Dennis Tito

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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    white nylon canvas, royal blue trim, attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings, pressure gauge on left sleeve covered by protective gasket, mirror on elasticized wristband (right wrist), detachable gloves, double-V-front zip closure, lace-up crotch with triangular placket, anodized aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with attached cables and hoses, pressure equalization valve on chest, support sling wrapping from chest to back by means of webbed belts and metal clips, adjustable metrically calibrated webbed straps attached to metal rings on side seams and along crotch, pleated knees, two utility pockets on each leg, attached soled feet; rubberized cloth lining; with appliqué patches, Zvezda logo below bilingual name label (Dennis Tito)

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This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

California businessman Dennis Tito wore this Sokol KV-2 spacesuit when he became the first tourist in space on April 28, 2001. After months of training and preparation in Moscow and at the Cosmonaut Flight Training Center in Star City, Russia, Tito was launched aboard the Soyuz TM-32 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and spent six days in the International Space Station. He paid the Russians a reported $20 million for this adventure.

The Sokol ("Falcon") spacesuit was designed in the early 1970s to protect cosmonauts during launch, landing, and emergencies. The plugs and tubes extending from the suit connect to life-support systems built into the Soyuz spacecraft. Mr. Tito donated his suit to the Museum in 2003.