On April 12 the whole World celebrates an Aviation and Cosmonautics Day – a date to commemorate the first ever flight of human in space. Nowadays it is a special date – a day of science triumph, a day of all the people involved in aerospace industry, a day of all interested in prospects of space programs development.
The year 2014 is of great importance for Russian Federation since this year we host Winter Olympics! But there is another point worth mentioning. This spring we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Birthday of world’s first ever cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
In February our company successfully arranged several interesting excursion programs in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre of Star City. Both foreign guests, young specialists of Research Institute and our youngest visitors – schoolchildren were greatly impressed by these tours.
Dear friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! We wish you good luck and great mood, may all your dreams come true and your year be full of interesting and memorable events and bright emotions. In our turn we’ll do our best to fill your life with unforgettable impressions offering you with our wonderful and unique space tours!
And again our company arranged a tour to Baikonur spaceport with the observation of Soyuz TMA-11M launch. Our tourists from Japan got the unique opportunity not only to take part in the prelaunch events and see off their astronaut to the ISS but also to see the historical moment of launching Sochi 2014 Olympic torch in space!
On October 17, 2013 Vegitel company organized a Zero Gravity flight for a collected team, which became the outright gift for all fans of sky, space and just extreme sensations. Ilyushin-76MDK, the flying laboratory of the Cosmonaut Training Center hosted onboard guests from Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.
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. This time crew’s family members, friends and tourists from Russia and Germany attended our tour.
And once again our company with a group of space fans visited a place of ISS crew landing. Our guests were lucky: fair sunny weather at the landing site, deployment of the parachute almost above our heads, arrival to the actual landing point together with first search and rescue vehicles and opportunity to witness the entire rescue operation.
This summer was really hot time for our Sky Conquerors! Our tourists from Denmark, Australia, Great Britain, USA, Germany and Russia make their lifelong dream to perform a breathtaking flight onboard MiG-29 jet fighter come true. We are glad that our gift certificates for the flights also became a popular present among those willing to surprise their dears and make them happy.
At last week our tourists from Netherlands, Canada and Russia visited Baikonur cosmodrome again. This time the program was absolutely unique. The guests had a wonderful opportunity to visit two launches during one tour - "Soyuz TMA-08M" spacecraft and "Proton-M" heavy rocket.
Many times our company participated in organization of filming for various TV projects related to aerospace branch. This time in cooperation with Incredible Adventures we organized a wide filming program for Australian educational TV project Big Questions.
Once again our company has arranged a unique tour to the landing site of descent module of Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft. The crew of Yuri Malenchenko (Roskosmos), Sunita Williams (NASA) and Akihiko Hoshide (JAXA) has successfully landed north-east from Arkalyk city. Following the old good tradition, representatives of Japanese mass media joined our expedition to welcome an astronaut of Japan. Our team arrived at the landing point together with the first ground search and rescue vehicles.
Recently we have arranged a tour in Star City for our guests from Great Britain. British space magazine Spaceflight reporter Tony Quine and his wife. After the tour Tony wrote an article for Spaceflight about his preparations for the tour, his stay in Moscow and his experience in Star City with Vegitel.
At August, 15th and 16th Vegitel launched 3 Zero-G flights on board of Il-76 MDK at once! Our "cosmonauts" from different countries such as USA, Spain, Argentina, Switzerland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia experienced unique free flight feelings.
Love for space and aviation effaced the boundaries between Switzerland and Russia when our guests Walter and Marc Egger set foot on the Russian land to spend in Moscow a week full of unforgettable and thrilling events. Zero-G flight they performed as members of combined group on August 16 became the central part of their stay in our country as this incredible adventure and extreme impressions are exactly what they were looking for.
May, 24 our company organized corporate program in Star City for ELKO. ELKO is one of the most large-scaled providers of IT production on the market of East Europe. More than 15 years of work experience can guarantee them a stable leader’s stand in modern IT Europe.космонавтом.
On the 15, May 2012 our company has organized the "Space Program" in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre. The leitmotif of the program was a Soyuz liftoff training ride in the Centrifuge TsF-18. Following the 32nd ISS crew, which had launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on the 15th, May at 7:01 a.m., our guest made the same exploit at 10:00 a.m.
On the 10th, May our company has met the guest from China, whose name is Julia Li. Julia is the first woman of China, who has performed the "Edge of Space" flight on MiG-29. Also Julia is one of the most impressive businesswomen of the world. She is the founder of HCD Global, a leading education technology group based in China.
Landing of spacecraft is one of the most important and complicated stages of space flight. Heroes-cosmonauts are coming back to earth, experiencing g-loads, the big team of professionals of search and rescue group provides their rescue and safety. Participation in such an event is an absolutely unique and unforgettable experience!
On 26, October Vegitel company had organized the jet MiG-29 flight for a British tourist Peter Riddle. The dream-flight was presented to Peter by his beloved wife Gale and daughter Katrin with whom he came to Russia. Despite the age – this year Peter had celebrated the 61st birthday, - our guest decided to experience being the test pilot in full. While making the plan of the program, he had chosen to the most difficult elements of advanced aerobatics.
Our German guests, great amateurs of cosmonautics and aviation, who already visited with us Baikonur cosmodrome, Star city and different aerospace museums of Moscow and regions, came to us again. This time the program was mainly dedicated to aviation, and the principal event was the visit to the 10th air show MAKS 2011 in Zhukovsky.
Flights on the supersonic jet MiG-29 are still one of the favorite exclusive adventures of extreme amateurs. During the last month we carried out all the types of programs with MiG-29 flight that we offer. 25 min. and 45 min. flights – adrenaline, speed, g-loads, higher aerobatics! And of course the most impressive program – Edge of space flight - magnificent view of the Earth and of edge of space from the altitude of 22 kilometers – memory for the whole life!
Our company has successfully carried out the project for the company Hyundai, the main event of which was zero-gravity flight. The participants felt like cosmonauts on board the special plane-laboratory IL-76 MDK, experiencing the real weightlessness and were full of unforgettable impressions. Besides they visited Star city, got acquainted with Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and learned a lot of new and interesting facts about space flights from cosmonaut Sergei Zaletin.
Our company successfully carried out one more tour to cosmodrome Baikonur with observation of the launch of Soyuz TMA-02M spaceship. Our participants had wonderful opportunity to see with their own eyes rolling out and mounting of the rocket, to take part in international press-conference of main and back-up crew and in all the main pre-flight events of cosmonauts, feeling with them the excitement of the last days on earth before the flight to spac for half a year. Of course we didn't forget about historical places of Baikonur town, visited with pleasure museums, memorials, International space school, and also the objects of cosmodrome itself. We successfully saw off the crew of Sergei Volkov, Satosho Furukava and Michael Fossum and were amazed by the wonderful view of the rocket launch at night.