Space jetpack

Manned manoeuvering unit 21KS, 1988

Manned manoeuvering unit 21KS, 1988

This unit was trialled in spaced by cosmonauts Viktorenko and Serebrov in 1990. It allowed a cosmonaut to manoeuvre independently in space. The cosmonaut would wear it like a backpack, operating controls on the hand panels. It propels the cosmonaut using small bursts of gas from nozzles.

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