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Items inside the cosmonaut`s survival pack revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 22:18

Melbourne: An article in an online magazine has revealed the contents of a Soviet cosmonaut survival kit.

The article for The Appendix blog reveals that the kit contained not only a machete, but also a handgun to "scare off wolves, bears and tigers" and fight off "hostile foreign nationals" in the event of a crash landing, reported.

The kit also contained fishing tackle, matches, a radio, gloves, a compass and a medical kit in addition to a brow-raising component which is a Markov pistol.
Russian cosmonauts still carry semi-automatic guns in space and on-board the ISS (International Space Station) the guns that are found on-board belong to the Russians.

First Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 22:18
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