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The sign accompanying Yuri Gagarin's Vostok 1 training suit. It reads

Gagarin's Space Suit

Yuri Gagarin wore this SK-1 pressure suit during training exercises for his April 12, 1961, flight on Vostok. Notable features include a visored helmet that is not detachable from the suit; the inflatable rubber collar for use in the event of water landing; the bright orange nylon oversuit, which has a mirror sewn into the sleeve to help the cosmonaut locate hard-to-see switches and gauges; and the gray-checked pressure liner with connectors for life-support and communications hoses. The suit also has leather-palm gloves, heavy leather boots, and a leather-covered radio headset.

Manufacturer: Zvezda

Lent by Emmet, Toni, and Tessa Stephenson

Time picture taken Fri Jun 22 14:52:24 2007
Location picture taken Space Race Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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