This rare Russian cosmonaut suit is up for grabs for just $8000


Space memorabilia is often considered as highly collectible items; after all, these rare items have come or visited the world above. Up for auction is spacesuit worn by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachev when he was in orbit. The item appeared on Youla, Russia’s own eBay-like online platform. The pictures posted along the auction show the blue jumpsuit which has the Roscosmos logo along with Russian cosmonaut’s name patch. The spacesuit also comes with the bag used by Yuri Usachev during his space mission. The description on the auction page states that the spacesuit was gifted to the auctioneer by a relative working for the Russian space agency and is currently at his home. It also says that cosmonaut wore such suits for 30 days in space before being replaced by fresh ones. Russian pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Usachev went on the first space flight in 1994 on the Soyuz TM-18 spacecraft and was in the space for 182 days.

The asking price for the spacesuit is surprisingly affordable, considering that it spent considerable time in space. The auctioneer by the name Michael A. is asking for half a million rubles, which roughly converts to less than $8000 US dollars. He also says that a similar spacesuit was auctioned on eBay for $10 grand. If you’re a space nerd, this is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on something this rare and valuable for the price of an Apple iMac Pro.

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[via:Youla]