SK-1 – Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin space suit
- In use in the years: 1961 – 1963
- Spaceships: from Vostok 1 to Vostok 6.
- Weight: 20 kg.
This is what Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968) wore during his flight into space on April 12, 1961. To avoid problems with urinating in space, he peed on the back wheel of the bus that took him to the rocket. The ritual, which was supposed to bring good luck, was later repeated by subsequent space flight crews. The suit already had a small crotch sleeve laced up at the end, which could be used if necessary.