Inside Sokol re-entry spacesuit
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Tim Peake: A look at Sokol spacesuit used for re-entry

As British astronaut Tim Peake ends his mission, BBC News takes a look at the spacesuit used for launch and re-entry.

The Sokol suit is not as robust as the ones used for spacewalks - but it will keep its wearer alive in emergencies, such as the Soyuz capsule depressurising.

Here, Science Learning Manager Olympia Brown from the Royal Institution dons a Sokol suit to show off its features - and explains it is rather hot and smelly!

Filmed and produced by Sara Barman.

  • 14 Jun 2016
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