The following article appears in the September
of the South Florida Science Museum's Newsletter
Creator of HighTechScience.org
unveils Russian Spacesuit
resident and Science Museum member Rick Newman has been collecting science and
space artifacts for years. This past July, he obtained a real Russian SOKOL
spacesuit and on Saturday, September 20th it will be unveiled at the South
Florida Science Museum.
one of only three authentic SOKOL spacesuits around in the country," says
collection includes authentic (space) gloves, suits, instruments and equipment
that have actually been used in space. Some have even been autographed by the
astronauts (and cosmonauts) who used them.
recent acquisition includes a MIR window that Newman plans on
including in the display at the Museum. These items will join the
collection currently on loan from Newman's company,
HighTechScience.org has provided displays and set up 15 science
centers in schools and Boy Scout Camps in 12 different states. His
focus is on underserved communities that would not be able to afford
to purchase or rent the displays on their own.
forget to save the date: Saturday, September 20th for your chance to
witness the unveiling of the SOKOL suit, and to discover more about
the space industry, with our international partners. For more
information about Rick Newman, his collection or the other science
centers throughout the country, visit www.HighTechScience.org
Here for more info on the South Florida Science Museum.