New international crew consisting of Maksim Surayev, Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst symbolizes the unity of different countries despite complicated political situation. Our team seeing Soyuz TMA-13 crew off to the ISS was international either: this time the guests from USA, Great Britain and Russia joined our exciting Baikonur Tour.
On May 13-16 our company organized and completed one more extreme expedition to the steppe of Kazakhstan, to the landing point of Soyuz spacecraft descent module. This time we welcomed on the Earth representatives of Roscosmos, NASA and JAXA, which successfully finished their space shift onboard the ISS.
Yuri Gagarin’s 80th Birthday anniversary we celebrated this year and Cosmonautics Day on April 12 were key factors attracting visitors to Star City. We’ve accomplished lots of various programs for schoolchildren, their teachers and parents, for families and friends, for foreign guests. All of them discovered a wonderful world of cosmonaut trainings with a great interest.
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.