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Ivan Ivanovich
Birthdate Unknown
LIFE FORM
MISSIONS
2
TIME IN SPACE
Data Missing
A68
Ivan Ivanovich
Birthdate Unknown
LIFE FORM
MISSIONS
2
TIME IN SPACE
Data Missing
BADGES
First Mannequin
This astronaut is the first Mannequin to go to space.
WIKIPEDIA EXCERPT
Ivan Ivanovich (the Russian equivalent of “John Doe”) was the name given to a mannequin used in testing the Russian Vostok spacecraft in preparation for its manned missions. Ivan Ivanovich was made to look as lifelike as possible, with eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, and a mouth. He was dressed in a cosmonaut suit and strongly resembled a dead person due to the effect later named uncanny valley. For this reason a sign reading “МАКЕТ” (Russian for “dummy”) was placed under his visor so that anyone who found him after his missions would not think he was a dead cosmonaut or an alien.