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Penguin suit
Penguin suit - Penguin suit for conditioning body in zero-G

Credit: © Mark Wade. 15,033 bytes. 180 x 446 pixels.

Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USSR.

The Penguin suit was worn by Salyut and Mir cosmonauts aboard Russian space stations to provide pressure and tension to the lower limbs. This helped prevent deterioration of the body in zero-gravity.


Soyuz TM-18Soyuz TM-18 - Usachev with Penguin suit aboard Mir.

Credit: RKK Energia. 18,025 bytes. 346 x 237 pixels.

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