Authentic Main Control Panel from the Toru Docking System
Part of the International Space Collection of

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    This is an actual PU PBS Control Console from the MIR's twin sister ship in Russia. During the MIR mission, the ship was used for cosmonaut/astronaut training and technical analysis for the Russian Space Agency.

It is a Real Piece of
Russian Space History.

This panel was the main part of the Russian
Toru Docking System which was used on the
MIR, Salyut
and the ISS.
The TORU system serves as a backup to the automatic Kurs system, providing navigational data for spacecraft approaching the Russian component for docking.
The PU PBS was the Control Panel for the onboard Piloting Station. It was used in the Salyut and the MIR Space Station. It was part of the Toru Docking System.
From the right upper corner to the left:
Power: off and on * Transition to reserve * Translation of commands * Manual Control * Work Control Panel onboard of Piloting Station Switches for Feeding and Pulse of regime * Running start * Brake * Gripe * Tangazh * Choice, lights * headlight * Docking*.
The control panel was one of the most important pieces of equipment. It was mounted in the base (core) module of the space station.
    The first element of the MIR was launched on February 20, 1986. MIR endured 15 years in orbit, 3 times its planned lifetime. Over its lifetime, the space station hosted 125 cosmonauts and astronauts from 12 different nations. It supported 17 space expeditions, including 28 long-term crews. After more than 86,000 total orbits, Mir re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on Friday, March 23, 2001, at 9 a.m. Moscow time. The 134-ton space structure broke up over the southern Pacific Ocean.
The above Control Panel was displayed at the 2000 World's Fair in Hannover, Germany. It was part of the Russian MIR space exhibit. 

This is a picture of the
exhibit in Germany. The PU PBS Panel is in the center. The PVK Panel is on the right and the panel on the left is a Sensor Control Panel.
We have all 3 panels in our International Space Collection.

The Toru Docking System as seen at the 2000 World's Fair in Germany

In September, 2003 we were fortunate enough
to actually acquire this authentic
Space Station Control Board from the
twin version of the MIR. 

The rest of the station was ultimately
disassembled in Russia and most of the pieces
were scraped after the MIR project ended in 2001.

We also have a  MIR Space Station Window Assembly
in our collection.
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Only a few pieces from the space station remain today.

Here is our TORU exhibit at Museum of Discovery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Here is our TORU exhibit at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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