Lot 547: Cosmonaut Anatoli Artsebarski's flown Soyuz TM-12/Mir EO-9 extra vehicular activity glove. Left-handed glove is numbered and lettered in Russian and is complete with the locking coupling. Glove consists of an outer thermal-insulated nylon canvas, pebbled rubber palm and finger pads, rounded blue rubber fingertips, two Velcro flaps above the knuckles, and a mirror strapped around the wrist. Inner Velcro flap is signed by Artsebarski and dated October 10, 1991, the day that the Soyuz TM-12 mission returned to Earth. Includes a signed letter of provenance from Artsebarski dated February 9, 1994, in full: "This glove was only used in the vacuum of space. I used this very glove for 3 Extra Vehicular Activities during my 5 month stay aboard the Russian Space Station MIR in 1991. My activities in vacuum wearing this glove included construction of special structures on the exterior of Space Station MIR." In fine condition, with expected wear from use. Provenance: Superior, Fall 2001.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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