Together with Russian cosmonaut, Alexander Samokutyaev, Expedition ISS 27/28 flight
engineer we visited an elementary school in California to speak with 3rd grade
school children. His flight launched from the same launch pad as Yuri
Gagarin 50 years prior and we spoke a lot about Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight Vostok-1. Alexander brought with him space flown items from his
personal collection to show the kids. They were able to try on a space
suite gloves, and hold and handle items "flown"
in space.We also brough several models: Soyuz rocket and ship, space station MIR, model of Sputnik.
During that special meeting we spoke a lot with kids about First Sputnik,International flights on MIR and ISS.Children had many questions about living on orbit and how cosmonauts prepare to space missions.
For each student Alexander signed his flight photos and as a fun time kids had a chance to try in work real hammers used on MIR station in old days.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 February, 2012.