Lot #3618
Cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov's Flown EVA Mirror

Cosmonaut mirror worn in space for a four-hour space walk outside of Mir
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Cosmonaut mirror worn in space for a four-hour space walk outside of Mir

Cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov's flown wristband and mirror, worn by him during a four-hour-and-twenty-minute space walk outside the Mir Space Station on February 20, 1992, during his 175-day stay aboard the station. Mirror measures 2.25 x 3 and is housed in a simple plastic frame. A multi-colored elastic loop is attached to both sides to be worn over the bulky sleeve of the space suit. Reverse of the mirror is stamped “133,” and signed in blue ballpoint by Volkov. Accompanied by a letter of provenance, in Russian, signed by Volkov, which reads (translated): “Mirror No. 133 used during a space walk. It was worn on the sleeve of the ‘Orlan DMA’ space suit of Mission Commander Volkov during his 4 hour and 20 minute space walk, on 20 Feb 1992.” In fine condition, with several small cracks and separations to plastic frame. The purpose of Volkov’s space walk was to dismantle external experimental equipment and clean camera lenses. The session had been cut short because of a fault in a heat exchanger in Volkov’s space suit.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #619 - Ended October 21, 2021