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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

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.

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Baikonur tour — Soyuz TMA-16M launch

March 2015. We have arrived at Baikonur to see off Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly off to space. We have 5 long days of space adventures ahead.
This year spring in Baikonur was extremely cold, nevertheless it could not prevented our multinational group from taking part in such epoch-making event as space launch and our guests from Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland in Russia proved that neither frost nor cold cannot stop them on the way to dream. Besides as if having challenged us the weather soon improved.

Along with crews gusts, NASA and Roscosmos specialists we watched the roll-out and the installation of the rocket. It was indeed a magnificent scene! Two meters far from you as a triumph of human genius comes the rocket that in a couple of days will lift off carrying onboard three Earth citizens to space – the bravest of the brave and the best of the best.

After the roll-out we visited integration building of #254 launchpad and International Space School where got a chance to launch our own small rockets. A dinner in traditional Kazakh yurt became a nice end of the day.

Next day after Museum of history Of Baikonur spaceport and a tour around the city we took part in the press-conference of the crews. It is well-known that this mission is a very special one: Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly are going to spend one year inboard the ISS and Gennady Padalka will set up a new work-in-space duration record and naturally most questions concerned this topic. After the press conference the crews following long-standing cosmonats’ tradition went to watch a movie “White Sun of the Desert” and we – to have rest and prepare for the most important day of our tour.

Since the launch of the rocket was scheduled for -1.42, local time, all events started in the second part of the day thus we had time to walk around the city, buy souvenirs and presents.

At the hour stated the crews left “Cosmonaut” hotel to the song “Trava u doma” (Green grass near the house) by a Russian band “Zemlyane”. It was a moment of unbelievable emotional lift when your heart is filled with delight and endless respect to these heroic people. After that – official report to the State Commission on the readiness for the flight and three hours left to the launch during which we managed to visit Baikonur spaceport museum and then were in time at the observation point. Countdown. And the skies froze waiting. Smoke, fire, the ground trembling and the rocket takes off. This very moment the cosmonauts become so near and dear to you and these 518 seconds from the launch to insertion into the orbit seem endless.

The hours to sleep and we watch the successful docking. Now the final step – pressure equalization and hatch opening – one of the heart-stirring moments when the crew waiting onboard the station greets their just arrived colleagues. Communication session. Everything is nominal. Now the cosmonauts will work for the benefit of our planet and we have to say goodbye to Baikonur. It is really difficult to leave! But anyway there is a chance to returne. In 3 months there will be another Soyuz to be launch, another crew, another emotions. Join us! Let yourself experience this unbelievable space adventure! And meanwhile have a look at our photo gallery.

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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.