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Strizh Suit
Strizh suit for Buran
Credit: Zvezda
K-36DM Ejection Seat
Buran ejection seat
Credit: Zvezda
Strizh Suit
Strizh suit for Buran
Russian space suit, operational 1990. The Strizh full-pressure suit was developed for the Buran program. It was qualified to protect the cosmonaut in ejections from the spaceplane at altitudes up to 30 km and speeds of up to Mach 3.

The suit and the K-36RB (or K-36M-11F35) ejection seat were tested during ascent of a Soyuz booster in a series of five Progress launches (Progress 38 through 42) in 1988-1990.

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  • Space Suits To explore and work in space, human beings must take their environment with them because there is no atmospheric pressure and no oxygen to sustain life. Inside the spacecraft, the atmosphere can be controlled so that special clothing is not needed. But in order to work outside the spacecraft, humans need the protection of a spacesuit. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Zvezda Russian manufacturer of spacecraft. Zvezda Design Bureau, Russia. More...

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