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Cosmonaut Being Strapped into the Simulator

Accession Number
2016/2.430

Title
Cosmonaut Being Strapped into the Simulator

Artist(s)
Dmitri Baltermants

Artist Nationality
Russian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1939-1990, printed 2003

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80

Subject matter
In this photograph, a man in a white lab coat wraps his arm around a suited-up cosmonaut in order to fasten a tube or instrument to his chest. The two men look at each other; the cosmonaut’s expression appears anxious as he seems to listen his companion through his helmet. Numerous wires and tubes come from the cosmonaut’s suit and connect to boxes and machines on either side of the photograph. In fact, monitoring equipment frames the scene, encasing these two figures. 

Physical Description
A man in a white coat fastens a tube near the right breast of his seated companion who wears a cosmonaut's suit. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
crash helmets
electric cables
gloves
men (male humans)
pilots
research laboratories
tubes (object forms)

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