A "Zvezda" Cosmonaut Suit Worn on a Soviet Space Agency Mission into Space
- A "Zvezda" Cosmonaut Suit Worn on a Soviet Space Agency Mission into Space
- Fabric with rubber lining
This cosmonaut suit - the real-life cousin of the Star Wars Stormtrooper armour (LOT 17) - is one of the few design objects in the world to have gone into outer space. The allure of this spectacular outfit is that every detail is highly considered: built and constructed to perfection, without consideration for cost, a space suit provides a crucial protective layer and there is no room for error. It was produced by Zvezda, the company that outfitted Yuri Gagarin during his epochal 1961 orbit of the Earth.