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17.04.2019

Baikonur cosmodrome trip, April 2019

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Progress MS-11 resupply mission to the International Space Station launched from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the 4th of April. Liftoff took place at 14:01 Moscow time, setting the stage for the spacecraft to rendezvous with the outpost just over three hours later.

12.04.2019

April, 12th — Cosmonautics Day

On April 12, 1961, for the first time ever mankind went beyond the limits of the home planet and entered a new space age. We congratulate all space and cosmonautics fans on this great day and wish you all space health, peaceful skies, new heights and fantastic discoveries!

21.03.2019

Baikonur cosmodrome tour, March 2019

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On the 14th of March at 10:14 pm (Moscow time) it once more roared at the Baikonur cosmodrome. A spacecraft with a crew of three onboard was launched into space: A. Ovchinin, N. Hague and C. Koch. The MS-12 crew emblem was almost a copy of the MS-10 crew emblem, the spacecraft-launch of which went down in history as the first unsuccessful one since 1983 (!). Well, the Russian cosmonautics does not rest and goes on developing.

07.02.2019

From Russia with love

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Even strong frosts this year are unable to discourage tourists from discovering the world of cosmonautics. Besides, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City looks as astonishing in winter as in summer. Our French guest didn’t fear colds neither. The beginning of February was marked by another tour to Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Sebastian’s wife asked us to arrange the tour programme as a gift to her loved one.

31.01.2019

Best St Valentine’s Day Gift

Brace yourselves, St Valentine’s Day is coming. In many world countries people want to spend this day making romantic surprises for their beloved and showing their true feelings. We are very glad to help 21st century romanticists to turn their most outstanding dreams and ideas into reality: sync aerobatics at sunset, family complex space training in GCTC and even marriage proposal aboard Mig-29 supersonic fighter via radio communication system during breathtaking aerobatics not to

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Soyuz TMA-22 launch — tour to Baikonur cosmodrome

From 10th to 14th of November 2011 another program of visiting cosmodrome Baikonur during the preparation for the launch of manned space vehicle «Souyz TMA-22» took place.

This time we saw off to the expedition the crew of commander Anton Shkaplerov, and flight engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Daniel Burbank, who finally were allowed to fly after 2 months waiting connected with the shift of the launch from September to November.

The main program started in early sunny morning with the Roll-out of the rocket Soyuz from the assembly building. This is certainly one of the most impressive parts of tour to Baikonur! The participants were really close to the moving rocket and accompanied it till the Gagarin launch pad. There we could watch the mounting of the rocket – fascinating process! For the guests it’s really a unique opportunity to visit the historical place and to get so close to the preparation activities before the launch.

After the mounting we visited the Soyuz integration building, where the new Soyuz spaceship is being prepared and checked for the launch in December, and also we saw the place where the final donning and pressure-test of Sokol spacesuits take place.

On the next day during the session of state commission the main crew was approved and after the meeting we attended the traditional press-conference with main (A. Shkaplerov, A. Ivanishin, D. Burbank) and back-up (G.Padalka, S. Revin, D. Akaba) crews in the “Cosmonaut” Hotel, where the cosmonauts live during 2 weeks before the launch. The mood of the crews was marvelous, they eagerly answered the questions and were filled with resolution and enthusiasm because of forthcoming flight. Surely we took a traditional walk along the cosmonauts’ alley, where they plant the trees before the launch, we also found and imprinted the trees, planted by the crew of “Soyuz TMA-22”.

The main events started at night of the 14th of November. 6 hours before the launch the crew walked out from hotel “Cosmonaut” accompanied with the sound of famous Russian space song and the applause of gathered people, who weren’t afraid of spoiling weather and snowfall and enthusiastically wished good luck to cosmonauts! After that we followed cosmonauts to cosmodrome. While the crew was getting prepared to the launch, the guests visited wonderful museum of cosmodrome Baikonur and the historical houses of Yuri Gagarin and Sergei Korolev. In 20 minutes before the launch everyone arrived at the observation point and waited for the event with excitement, while the snowstorm intensified. But the weather could not become a bound to deliver our cosmonauts to the orbit. At 08:14 a.m. MDT the launch of “Soyuz TMA-22” took place. Despite the poor visibility, all gathered spectators could feel the power of the launching rocket and then they listened for 9 minutes to the information about the flight progress till the moment, when the spacecraft was orbited. The impression of being a participant of such a unique event certainly won’t leave the memory for a long time!

The next launch is planned for the 21st of December 2011. We are glad to invite you to join us to this unforgettable space tour and to mark by that way the end of the year of cosmonautics and the 50th anniversary of Gagarin space flight!

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Baikonur cosmodrome trip, April 2019

35 photos

Progress MS-11 resupply mission to the International Space Station launched from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the 4th of April. Liftoff took place at 14:01 Moscow time, setting the stage for the spacecraft to rendezvous with the outpost just over three hours later.

April, 12th — Cosmonautics Day

On April 12, 1961, for the first time ever mankind went beyond the limits of the home planet and entered a new space age. We congratulate all space and cosmonautics fans on this great day and wish you all space health, peaceful skies, new heights and fantastic discoveries!

Baikonur cosmodrome tour, March 2019

52 photos

On the 14th of March at 10:14 pm (Moscow time) it once more roared at the Baikonur cosmodrome. A spacecraft with a crew of three onboard was launched into space: A. Ovchinin, N. Hague and C. Koch. The MS-12 crew emblem was almost a copy of the MS-10 crew emblem, the spacecraft-launch of which went down in history as the first unsuccessful one since 1983 (!). Well, the Russian cosmonautics does not rest and goes on developing.

From Russia with love

9 photos

Even strong frosts this year are unable to discourage tourists from discovering the world of cosmonautics. Besides, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City looks as astonishing in winter as in summer. Our French guest didn’t fear colds neither. The beginning of February was marked by another tour to Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Sebastian’s wife asked us to arrange the tour programme as a gift to her loved one.

Best St Valentine’s Day Gift

Brace yourselves, St Valentine’s Day is coming. In many world countries people want to spend this day making romantic surprises for their beloved and showing their true feelings. We are very glad to help 21st century romanticists to turn their most outstanding dreams and ideas into reality: sync aerobatics at sunset, family complex space training in GCTC and even marriage proposal aboard Mig-29 supersonic fighter via radio communication system during breathtaking aerobatics not to mention gift flights and gift certificates for space adventures e.g. such as trip to Baikonur