HISTORY• The space age began 51 years ago when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin become the first human to journey into space.• Since 1993, the U.S. and Russia have worked together on a number of other kinds of space suits.• The Russian space suit was designed in the early 1970’s to protect cosmonauts during launch and landing or unexpected emergencies.• The first space walk of the Russian space suit was on December 20, 1977.
STRUCTURE:• Spacesuits supply astronauts with oxygen to breath while their in the middle of space.• It also contains water and makes sure the person inside isnt injured.• The space suit protects astronauts from the extreme temperatures.• The SOKOL suit has an attached pressurized hood.
INTERESTING/IMPORTANTFACTS• A fully equipped space suit is really a one person spacecraft.• Nasa astronomers where other kinds of space suits . Some wear orange suits which can only be worn inside the spacecraft.• Another Russian suit is the Sokol. Like nasa’s orange suit, the Sokol can only be worn inside a space craft.• Each suit is custom made to a particular consonant.