space suit

This specially tailored Sokol KV2 space suit, used during take-off and landing, was worn by the so far only Austrian astronaut Franz Viehböck, who worked on the Russian space station MIR from October 2 to 10, 1991.

Since October 6, the space suit is on permanent display in Hall 16 – Franz Viehböck himself attended at the unveiling of the display case.

(on the left: NHM Vienna-director general Christian Köberl, on the right: Franz Viehböck)

Photo: NHM Vienna, Alice Schumacher