Authentic  Russian KV-2 Sokol Space Glove
Part of the International Space Collection of

Science Center Home

Our Space Collection

About The Collection

News & Press Center

Sci-Center Locations

Touring Space Exhibit

Our Electric Vehicles

Our RC Helicopters

ScienceFest Expo

How You Can Help

Our Supporter's

Reference Library

Science Activities

Science Software

Educational Videos

Fun Science Facts

Weather Central

All About Food

Solar Radiometers

Our Solar System

Science Merit Badges

Space Calendar

Space Flight Info


NASA for Kids

NASA Info & Links

Astronaut Addresses

Int'l Space Agencies

HAM Radio Info

Animal Facts

Public Zoo's

Nature Trails

Hiking Trails

Historical Sites

How Stuff Works

Table of Elements

Museums of the USA

Museums of the World

Science Center
Science Center News Items & Press Releases

High-Tech Productions

Video Duplication

Foreign Conversion

Video-DVD Transfers

DVD Duplication

CD/Disc Duplication

Video Supply Store

Store Departments

Mini DV Tape

DV Head Cleaner

Full Size DV Tape

DVCam Tape


VHS & S-VHS Tape

VHS/C Tape

8MM & HI-8 Tape

Betamax Tape

Tape Boxes

Tape Shippers

Tape Labels

About Us

Who We Are

Our Clients

Contact Us

E-Mail Us

Privacy & Security

Terms of Use

More To Explore

TV Test Patterns

U.S. TV Stations

Global TV Stations

Wide Screen Info

Video Glossary

Cable Descramblers

History of TV

Copyright Info

Tape & VCR Tips

Battery Care & Info

Mini DV Info

Memory Stick Info

Tape Length/Time

Camcorder Choices

Info Center & Links

SOKOL  KV-2 Glove

This is a REAL piece of space history

    This glove is from a Russian SOKOL Space Suit. It was used for the training of  cosmonauts in Star City in Moscow.


   The SOKOL space suit was designed in the early 1970s to protect cosmonauts during launch and landing or unexpected emergencies.

    It has an attached pressurized hood with hinged plastic visor securing to blue anodized aluminum clavicle flange, trussed sleeves with adjustable articulating cables in upper arm and webbed belt lashings. 

There is a pressure gauge on the left sleeve. The gloves were detachable from the rest of the suit. 

     The K type suit was the first variant of the SOKOL series introduced in 1973 as a result of the Soyuz 11 tragedy. 

     After entering the suit, the cosmonaut would seal the bladder with a rubber strip. The outer layer was then closed off using nylon string (later suits introduced in 1982 shifted to a Zipper closure.

Here are side views of the gloves. Note the blue metal locking rings on the bottom.
    Here is what the gloves look like when attached to a complete Russian SOKOL Space Suit.  

    It also has a  double  V front zip closure, lace-up crotch, aluminum umbilical interfaces on body for electrical, air and coolant line with cables and hoses.

Click Here for Suit Info

    On 29 Jun 1971, Cosmonauts Dobrovolsky, Patsayev and Volkov died during re-entry. A valve in their Soyuz Decent Module malfunctioned at the moment of separation from the orbital module, and all of the air escaped from the capsule resulting in the deaths of all onboard. The K type suit was strictly designed for launch and landing protection against rapid cabin decompression however in an emergency the Soviets claimed it could be used for EVA to transfer from one disabled spacecraft to another. The basic construction consists of an inner pressure bladder which is entered via the chest. 
    In June, 2003 we were fortunate enough to actually acquire an authentic, Russian SOKOL KV-2 Space Suit. These suits are extremely rare outside of Russia and only a very few are known to exist in the United States.

Click Here to view our  SOKOL Space Suit.

One of our SOKOL Space Gloves are on display at the
Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Museum of Discovery & Science
and Blockbuster IMAX Theater in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Here are some Space & NASA Links

Our Solar System Space Calendar Space Flight Info
NASA TV NASA for Kids NASA Info & Links
Astronaut Addresses Astronaut Biographies Payload Specialists

Read what the Press say's about our
"Science & Technology Centers & International Space Collection"

Click Here for Articles, News & Press Releases

Here are links to some fun activities & great places to visit: 

The Space Artifact Collection is owned by:
High-Tech Productions

#1  Video / Data / Disc Company!
Serving clients coast-to-coast for over 25 years

Our  Customers  Include:  IBM,  NASA,  CNN,  Penn State,  Raytheon,  U.S. Navy,  Compaq,  MTV, Bloomingdale's,  Boeing,  U.S. Postal Service,  Intel,  Estee Lauder,  U.S. Coast Guard,  NYU,  Wang Computers,  Hewlett Packard, College of Aviation,  Henry Ford Health System,  U.S. Naval Academy, Apple Computer,  U.S. Dept. of Energy,  Sunbeam,  Ohio State University,  National Park Service,  Universal Video,  Wolf Camera,  Sea Ray Boats,  Allied Aerospace,  Westinghouse,  FEMA,  John Hopkins University,  U.S. Department of Agriculture,  and  many  more.

Click Here for complete company information

High-Tech Productions    Boca Raton, FL       800 662-8336

This web site is intended for educational purposes & to
further enhance the learning experience for kids of all ages.

The Science Centers are provided by High-Tech Productions,
a privately owned company located in Florida.

Our purpose is to bring new technologies to the youth of America.
There is never an admission fee or cover charge.

Copyrightę  High-Tech Productions     All rights reserved.