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cyberant
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From: Nantwich, Cheshire, UK
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posted 08-07-2013 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cyberant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am selling a cosmonaut blue lightweight flight suit manufactured by Vympel.

This suit belonged to Aleksandru Lazutkinu. He was Flight Engineer on Expedition EO-23 to the orbital complex "Mir" in in 1997, which launched on 10 February 1997 on Soyuz TM-25. I believe he wore this suit on-board MIR but have no provenance to prove it.

Please see my webpage for details and feel free to email me with offers. Many thanks — Anthony

cyberant
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posted 08-29-2013 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cyberant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Currently for sale on eBay with a starting bid of £1,000. Loads of pictures and history.

cyberant
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posted 09-03-2013 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cyberant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Suit still up for sale on eBay. Am open to offers.

Updated information on the suit:

The Moscow Industrial-Trading Sewing Association (Moskovskoe Proizvodstennoe-Topgovoe Shvejnoe Obedinenie - MPTShO) 'Vimpel' ('Pennant') was involved in the Soviet/Russian space program since the late 1960's, early 1970's. Vimpel produced the "Diamond" exercise package for the Soyuz-9 mission and the Salyut missions. This package included the TNK-1 and TNK-"Athlet" suits, both for use with the onboard treadmill. Also, Vimpel produced the colorful TK-2 (Earth bound) training suits, which were introduced for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975 and were still used during the Mir program. All these equipment was decorated with the Vimpel "Diamond" patch - not showing the company name, but a rocket with 'CCCP'. The patch itself did not make it into the late 1990's: it was still seen during training for Soyuz TM-7 (1988), but disappeared shortly thereafter from the TK-2 suits.

hoorenz
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posted 09-03-2013 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are welcome to post the text I once wrote for spacepatches.nl, even though it describes a different kind of suit and a different patch than you are selling. I do not support your claim, however, that it was possibly flown aboard Mir. These suits were only used for training - and even then, it was without the Western made souvenir Mir/Zvezda logo that is sewn onto yours.

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