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Complete Shuttle BURAN vintage spacesuit

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Complete authentic vintage Strizh SpaceSuit intended for use on the Russian Space Shuttle Buran. This version with access to the front and backside was "probably" used on an unmanned Buran testflight but there is no confirmation of this available.

A total of only 16 such spacesuit is believed to be produced back then making this a VERY rare Russian complete pressure spacesuit !

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From Wikipedia :

Strizh is a spacesuit that was originally developed for the crew of the Russian Buran space shuttle and resembled the Sokol spacesuit worn by Russian cosmonauts since the beginning of the Soyus program. It was designed to protect cosmonauts during a possible ejection from the spacecraft at altitudes of up to 30 km and speeds of up to Mach 3; the Buran was designed to incorporate ejection seats similar to those found on the Space Shuttles (the latter later having the seats removed after the STS-4 mission).

The Strizh suits were constructed from olive drab colored nylon canvas with silver trim and lined with rubberized fabric and fitted with connectors for electrical, air and coolant umbilicals. They had an attached pressurized hood with a hinged visor fastened to an anodized aluminum flange. The sleeves had adjustable articulating cables fitted in the upper arms, while a support sling wrapped from chest to back by means of webbing belts and a metal harness. The gloves were detachable and fitted with rubber fingers and leather palms. The suit also had pleated knee sections. Utility pockets on the suit's thighs were intended to hold survival gear, such as a folding knife, a pistol and other items. A pressure gauge was fitted on the left sleeve and a pressure equalisation valve on the chest.

The Strizh Spacesuit and the Buran ejection seat were tested during the ascent of a Soyuz booster in a series of five Progress launches (Progress 38 through 42) during 1988-1990.

 

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