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20.10.2017

Baikonur tour – Progress MS-07 launch

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

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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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19.09.2017

Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft landing tour

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Recently our tourists have returned from Kazakhstan where they were taking part in such unforgettable adventure as expedition to Soyuz MS-04 landing site.

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29.08.2017

Zero gravity flight, November 14-15

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We are glad to announce new group admission for zero-gravity flight aboard GCTC IL-76MDK. The upcoming flight is scheduled for November 14-15, 2017

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
23.12.2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We congratulate you with the coming winter holidays! Stop wishing - start doing! Good things are going to happen! A new year, a fresh start and possibilities, which are infinite like Space! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

Pre-New Year Space Rush
13.12.2016

Pre-New Year Space Rush

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On the threshold of New Year holidays much more visitors are willing to get to Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in the pursuit of new impressions. As usual we did our best to make the tour as busy and exciting as possible: our guests learned a lot about achievements of Russian space science visiting Soyuz spaceship simulators hall, Mir space station hall and Russian ISS segment hall and tried real space food.

360 degrees above Heaven
09.12.2016

360 degrees above Heaven

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Flights of our tourists aboard MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet take place all the year round since as it’s commonly known MiG-29 is an all-weather jet fighter. But except for the flights we have lots of other interesting events taking place at Sokol airbase and we’d like to share latest news with you. To begin with Russian first channel’s TV program “The Sentry” dedicated a piece of news to MiG-29 jet fighter. The anchor visited Sokol airbase and performed an Edge of Space flight. It’s worth mentioning that the program used the shootings by famous aviation-related photographer and

Baikonur tour - Soyuz MS-03 Launch
21.11.2016

Baikonur tour — Soyuz MS-03 Launch

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On November 18 at 23.20 Moscow time (02.20 local Kazakh time) Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft with crew commander Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and flight engineers NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet (France) onboard was successfully launched to the ISS from Baikonur spaceport.

Soyuz MS-01 Landing Tour
07.11.2016

Soyuz MS-01 Landing Tour

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On October 30, 2016 at 06:58, descent capsule of Soyuz MS-01 delivered to the Earth crew commander Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and flight engineers JAXA astronauts Takuya Onishi and NASA woman-astronaut Kathleen Rubins. According to our good tradition our company organized a landing tour for numerous Japanese mass media representatives.

Space Training Program for our Guests from Canada
03.11.2016

Space Training Program for our Guests from Canada

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We are always glad to welcome new friends! In October we greeted a wonderful family from Canada – a young space fan with his parents decided to dedicate first trip to Russia to space-related topic. Our guests have visited Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City and Mission Control Centre in Korolyov.

Mission Accomplished: Zero-Gravity on
28.10.2016

Mission Accomplished: Zero-Gravity on

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On October 24, 2016, Vegitel company arranged zero-gravity flight for a group of space and aviation fans. This time even Russian rap star L’One known for his interest to space topic was a part of our zero-g team.

Space Friendship between Russian and Bulgarian Peoples
18.10.2016

Space Friendship between Russian and Bulgarian Peoples

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We have already got used to arrange individual space trainings in Star City for our international tourists. But this time we had to accomplish a really difficult task – to elaborate a training program for more than 40 Bulgarian citizens, who were truly excited to have such an unforgettable experience. We will be glad to see them again for sure because we believe that the ties between Russia and Bulgaria stem from deep affinity and strong friendship between Russian and Bulgarian peoples!

Space Training for the Tourist from Celestial Empire
27.09.2016

Space Training for the Tourist from Celestial Empire

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For the first time in GCTC history a young and ambitious tourist from China, who is by the way MSU alumni passed extensive space training program. He confessed he was a real space fan and was interested in Soviet Cosmonautics since he had started to learn Russian. Well, China is rapidly exploring Space and its spaceflight program has now entered a new phase of development, that’s why Chinese citizens show a special interest for space theme.

"A Beautiful Planet" - cosmonaut training centre tour
02.08.2016

«A Beautiful Planet» — cosmonaut training centre tour

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Early September Toni Myers’ "A Beautiful Planet" will be released in Russia. The Director made an attempt to picture a portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet showing how it is living and changing along with the humanity. On July 26, 2016, mass media representatives going to cover "A Beautiful Planet" release visited Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, a legendary place where history meets the future.

Space Mission Accomplished
18.07.2016

Space Mission Accomplished

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Following 5-day Baikonur program our guest from US visited Star City having extended tour in GCTC.

Baikonur tour - Soyuz MS-01 launch
12.07.2016

Baikonur tour — Soyuz MS-01 launch

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Once again we saw off international crew to space. On July 07, at 04.36, Moscow time, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins and JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi went to the ISS onboard new Russian Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft. As if in accordance with Soyuz crew we had three large groups: guests from Japan, US and Russia came to support their astronauts.

 First-Woman-in-Space Flight Anniversary
16.06.2016

First-Woman-in-Space Flight Anniversary

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The whole world celebrates Cosmonautics Day on April 12, but a few know what a significant date June 16 is for the history of space exploration. On June 16, 1963, the first woman-cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova performed her spaceflight onboard Vostok-6 spacecraft.

A journey of more than six thousand miles to Star City
08.06.2016

A journey of more than six thousand miles to Star City

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We rapidly expand our tourism geography and this time a couple from sunny Mexico challenged themselves passing space trainings in GCTC. Our guests took part in Egress-2 simulator training in Orlan EVA spacesuits and in Soyuz spacecraft integrated simulator training. Then they attended the briefing with Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov.

October Zero-G flight — group admission started!
31.05.2016

October Zero-G flight — group admission started!

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We have just set the date of next zero-g flight - October, 4th, 2016. Group admission started!

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