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zero-gravity-november-2017
05.12.2017

Zero-g flights in late November

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On November 28 we successfully performed two zero-gravity flights. Well-known Russian Company arranged an unusual corporate event dedicated to space topic for its specialists and we are very glad to see that cosmonautics becomes more and more popular. Program participants had a general tour around Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre area visiting its most important facilities learned how the cosmonauts prepare for the spaceflights, how the work and live on the orbit and even could feel

l39-flights-2017
28.11.2017

Jet flights for our Chinese guests

39 photos

For the last week Vegitel Company has arranged 4 flights aboard Aero L-39 Albatros jet fighter for Chinese tourists. They totally rocked this rather nasty day and filled it with joy and bright impressions. The tourists performed all kind of aerobatics aboard Aero L-39 Albatros, some of them were lucky to perform twin aerobatics together with Aero L-29 Delfin.

baikonur-tour-progress-launch-2017-31
20.10.2017

Baikonur tour – Progress MS-07 launch

32 photos

On October 10 our Russian-Japanese-Spanish team of space fans left rainy Moscow for warm and sunny Baikonur.

unicredit-gctc-tour-2017-10
09.10.2017

Corporate event in GCTC for Unicredit specialists

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On October 3 Vegitel successfully arranged corporate program for Unicredit bank specialists at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre premises.

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21.09.2017

Baikonur Tour – Soyuz MS-06 Launch

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Together with a group of space and adventure fans we saw off to space from Baikonur launch site one more international crew. From tour to tour our groups tend to grow in size and though the major part of the group were Russian citizens it is very pleasant to see that more and more foreign guests show great interest to Russian cosmonautics. This time we had a team of space fans from USA, tourists from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and France.

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Baikonur Spaceport, Soyuz TMA-10M launch tour

We are glad to share with you our latest news and photos of our exclusive Baikonur Spaceport tour with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft launch observation. The crew consisted of commander Oleg Kotov (Roscosmos) and flight engineers Sergey Ryazansky (Roscosmos) and Michael Hopkins (NASA).

This time crew’s family members, friends and tourists from Russia and Germany attended our tour. The guests spent 5 warm September days at Baikonur spaceport visiting prelaunch events, observing the city and getting ready to see the crew off to the ISS.

The roll-out of the rocket early in the morning was one of the tour’s most spectacular events. We watched the process of rocket transportation and installation onto the launchpad. After that according to the plan we visited Soyuz spaceships integration building, where final stage of crews’ trainings take place and where the spacecrafts are finally tested before the launch. In the afternoon according to tradition we visited Baikonur International Space School where we learned how future aerospace industry specialists are being prepared and examined museum exhibits.

Baikonur Spaceport History Museum and general sightseeing tour of Baikonur city were are also an obligatory part of the program. And the most important event of the day was meeting with the crew at the press-conference in “Cosmonaut” hotel. Both crews along with operational crew stay within the hotel’s territory in quarantine regime, the admission is by order only and even meetings with crews’ family members are strictly planned by doctors. During the press-conference taking place in a special hall both main and back-up crews were separated from the journalists by the glass. By the way it is Roscosmos cosmonauts Kotov and Ryazansky to perform a spacewalk with Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch in November and this topic was of great interest for Mass Media.

We walked through the city, bought space souvenirs and after short rest it was high time to get ready to the most important prelaunch operations. At 21.00 local time the crews greeted with applause and the famous space song left Cosmonaut hotel for the spaceport. At 00.00 the guests met the cosmonauts already wearing spacesuits at the place where official report on the readiness for the launch was to be made. After late supper at the spaceport, discussions of the launch and best wishes to the cosmonauts we visited Spaceport museum, Korolev and Gagarin historical houses and Buran shuttle. At the observation point we were surprised to meet Gerard Depardieu who came to see the launch and gladly photographed and talked to other guests.

On September 26 at 00.58 Moscow time Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft was successfully launched from #1 launchpad (Gagarin launch) of Baikonur spaceport with the help of Soyuz-FG booster.

It is worth mentioning that the launch was splendid! The visibility was perfect, the sky – clear and the roar of the rocket flying higher and higher echoed in our hearts. But that wonderful moment was not still the end of our adventure! It was the 3rd time the crew flew to the ISS according to the short 4-orbit rendezvous scheme which means that 6 hours after the launch the cosmonauts dock with the ISS. It is great that our Baikonur guests had the opportunity to observe the docking on-line. After successful docking there was another even more emotional moment when the cosmonauts arrived met the cosmonauts waiting for them onboard and after that the families of the crew members could talk to them directly from Baikonur. And that was indeed a magnificent end of our Baikonur mission.

We wish the cosmonauts to accomplish successfully their ISS mission and wait for new Baikonur spaceport tour guests!

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zero-gravity-november-2017

Zero-g flights in late November

41 photos

On November 28 we successfully performed two zero-gravity flights. Well-known Russian Company arranged an unusual corporate event dedicated to space topic for its specialists and we are very glad to see that cosmonautics becomes more and more popular. Program participants had a general tour around Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre area visiting its most important facilities learned how the cosmonauts prepare for the spaceflights, how the work and live on the orbit and even could feel like real cosmonauts onboard our flying laboratory Ilyushin-76 MDK. Without any doubts our brave

l39-flights-2017

Jet flights for our Chinese guests

39 photos

For the last week Vegitel Company has arranged 4 flights aboard Aero L-39 Albatros jet fighter for Chinese tourists. They totally rocked this rather nasty day and filled it with joy and bright impressions. The tourists performed all kind of aerobatics aboard Aero L-39 Albatros, some of them were lucky to perform twin aerobatics together with Aero L-29 Delfin.

baikonur-tour-progress-launch-2017-31

Baikonur tour – Progress MS-07 launch

32 photos

On October 10 our Russian-Japanese-Spanish team of space fans left rainy Moscow for warm and sunny Baikonur.

unicredit-gctc-tour-2017-10

Corporate event in GCTC for Unicredit specialists

17 photos

On October 3 Vegitel successfully arranged corporate program for Unicredit bank specialists at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre premises.

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Baikonur Tour – Soyuz MS-06 Launch

66 photos

Together with a group of space and adventure fans we saw off to space from Baikonur launch site one more international crew. From tour to tour our groups tend to grow in size and though the major part of the group were Russian citizens it is very pleasant to see that more and more foreign guests show great interest to Russian cosmonautics. This time we had a team of space fans from USA, tourists from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and France.