Russia’s only Woman Cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, Inspires One-Of-A-Kind Barbie Doll

Russia’s only active female cosmonaut has inspired the latest astronaut Barbie doll from Mattel’s campaign to inspire women.

Anna Kikina, 36, is set to become the fourth Russian woman to go into space with a fall 2022 mission to the International Space Station a decade after her admission to the cosmonaut corps.

h/t: themoscowtimes

Russia’s state space agency Roscosmos said Mattel has released a not-for-sale astronaut Barbie inspired by Kikina’s “talents, successes and personal qualities.”

The iconic doll, who got the makeover for Mattel’s “You Can Be Anything” role models campaign, is shown wearing blue training coveralls with Kikina’s name tag and a white Orlan space suit with Roscosmos patches.

“I didn’t dream of becoming a cosmonaut as a child. But if I had an astronaut Barbie doll, then the idea of becoming one would have for sure been born in my head back then,” Kikina said.

“Not every girl playing with this Barbie has to want to become an astronaut. The most important thing is that they all know that they have a choice,” she added.

Mattel first released a Miss Astronaut Barbie in 1965, two years after cosmonaut and current Russian lawmaker Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space.

Astronaut barbie dolls have since been released every decade between 1985 and 2019, according to the space history website collectspace.com.

The doll inspired by Kikina will be given out in a contest dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Soviet launch of the first crewed space flight, the outlet quoted cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev as saying.


(Visited 1 times, 2 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Zombie Gourmet - A Candy Maker From Mexico Prepares Chewable Candy Ears And An Edible Candy Foetus
Terrifying Plush Toys by Anna Sternik
Beef Flowers – Say It With Some Meat
The Scariest Halloween Pumpkins Ever Carved
Erika Sanada’s Beautifully Creepy Sculptures Of Mutant, Dream-like Animals
Toru Iwatani Shows His Original Drafts For Pac-Man
Designer Makes Her Clothes Unique By Printing On Manhole Covers, And It Breaks The Internet
Russian Craftsman Makes Stunning Wooden Zippo Lighters
16 Stunning Works Of Origami Art To Celebrate World Origami Day
Inspired By Nature, This Artist Upcycle Faux Fur Fabric By Sewing It Into Realistic-Looking Animals
‘Neko Cup’ Creator Shows Off The Strange Infinite Cat Possibilities Of The Product
Colorful And Artistic Crosswalks Are Showing Up On The Streets Of Madrid
See How This Illuminated Portrait Of Nikola Tesla Was Made
Japanese Artist Crafts Epic Beast And Plant Hybrid Sculptures
This Artist Created Tentacle Leggings And People On Etsy Just Can’t Get Enough
Artist Creates Exploding Trash Sculptures To Remind Us How Much Stuff We Own
These Inflatables Make It Look Like There’s A Sea Monster Attack In Philadelphia
The Crotch Cannon: A More Natural Way To Perform A Snow Job
With This Ride-On Trump Costume It Looks Like Donald Is Giving You A Piggyback Ride
Craziest Swimsuits To Hit The Beach This Summer
Your Very Own Opossum: An Adorable Opossum Plush, Screaming Just For You
“Today,” A 24-hour Timepiece Beautifully Designed To Change The Way You See Your Day
These Weird Clocks Use Human Faces To Display The Time
Japanese Artist Creates the Most Amazing Wood Sculptures You’ll Ever See
Unbelievable Shell Sculptures By Rowan Mersh
See-Through Japanese Schoolgirl Lingerie Is A Great Way To Get Kicked Out Of Class
These Are the World’s Oldest Masks Ever Discovered, And Are Estimated to Be 9000 Years Old
Adorable Rocket Raccoon Backpack Buddy
Sushi Chef Crafts Awesome Star Wars Veggie Sculptures
Japanese Sculptor Shows How He Transforms Wood Into Surreal Sculptures