Krechet – Designed for travel to the moon
- In use over the years: 1967 – Unused
- Space ships: Conquering the Moon.
- Mass: 90 kg.
Krechet – In 1967, NPP “Zvezda” designed a spacesuit intended for travel to the Moon. It received the name Krechet, and cosmonauts entered it as if into a wardrobe, through a lid at the back, which they then closed behind them. It weighed 90 kg and could run for 10 hours. It was the first suit with a hard body and soft “limbs”, which also worked well with other suits. Krechet, however, has never been used for any space mission.
The Soviet lunar program was delayed and struggled with numerous problems, including a lack of funding. It was buried for good by the success of the American Apollo. The Soviets, trying to capture the Moon, worked on the already mentioned suit, and at the same time also on the suit Orlan. So “eagle”, but work on them was completed in 1974.