Celebrate The Twilight Of The Space Age With This Russian Gear

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With the Space Shuttle decommed and pretty much all funding to NASA cut and instead sent to abstinence education, it’s nice to think back on the magical days of yore when a beeping salad bowl could enthrall the world.

Sotheby’s is letting us try for a piece of that history thanks to an auction they’re holding of some exciting space gear including this orbiter that once held a mannequin and a small dog during one of Russia’s first return flights into space. The orbiter is expected to fetch $10 million at auction.

Also available are a set of space suits worn by Russian and American astronauts during the Apollo-Soyuz test project. The best thing? A $6,000 space tissue dispenser for those who just love aliens.

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