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Suit, Penguin-3, Shannon Lucid, Prophylactic Body-Loading

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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.

Collection Item Summary:

American astronaut Shannon Lucid wore this flight suit on during her American-record breaking six month stay on board the Russian Mir Space Station (March-September 1996). This suit is designed to ameliorate the debilitating effects of prolonged weightlessness on the skeletal muscular system experienced during long periods in microgravity, such as Dr. Lucid's stay on the space station as a member of the Mir 21 crew. Dr. Lucid's mission on board the Mir was part of a series of joint Russian-American missions that were planned in preparation for the construction of an international space station.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Astronaut

Shannon W. Lucid

Manufacturer

Zvezda

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

  • LINING - SYNTHETIC CLOTH
  • LOADING MECHANISMS - BUNDGY CORDS & ELASTIC
  • SUIT - SYTHETIC CLOTH W/ELASTIC BANDS
  • ZIPPERS - PLASTIC W/CLOTH BINDING & METAL PULLS

Dimensions

Clothing: 142.2 × 53.3 × 5.1cm, 6.8kg (56 × 21 × 2 in., 15lb.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

Russia

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Inventory Number

A19970200000