Desirable left-handed cosmonaut glove from a Sokol KV pressure suit worn by Sergei Krikalev, a veteran of six space flights who ranks second for the longest amount of time in space. An identification tag sewn into the wrist section bears his initials, “KCK,” with a Cyrillic parts number above, “7A—116—0640337.” The interior of the metal wrist lock bears the part number, “0830398.” Glove stands approximately 10″ tall, and includes a 9″ diameter wooden base and a 12″ tall glass display dome. In fine condition, with expected wear from use. Although the glove’s flight status remains unknown, Krikalev wore Sokol pressurized spacesuits on at least two missions—Soyuz TM-7 and TM-12—prior to the glove’s purchase from Superior Galleries in October of 1997. The Soviet Union dissolved during Krikalev’s TM–12 mission to the MIR Space Station, forever immortalizing him as ‘The Last Soviet Citizen.’
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