Friday, November 03, 2006

Russian Sokol KV-1 Glove

On March 22, 1981 Vladmir Aleksandrovich Dzhanibekov, along with Mongolian Cosmonaut Zhugderdemidiyn Gurragcha launched from the Baikonur Launch facility aboard Soyuz 39 on their way to dock with the Salyut 6 space station.
Prior to his launch Dzhanibekov trained for his mission at Star City outside of Moscow. During his training each Cosmonaut used a pair of Sokol training gloves.
The picture shows the right handed Sokol KV-1 glove used during Dzhanibekov's pre-flight training. The additional pictures are of Dzhanibekov and Gurragcha in the Soyuz trainer.


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