Even cold November didn’t prevent our tourists from different cities of Russia from seeing off Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft crew comprising Commander Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos) and two flight engineers Samantha Christoforetti (ESA) and Terry Virts (NASA) to the space.
In October 2014 we successfully performed the long-awaited Zero-G flight! IL-76 flying laboratory gathered onboard really multinational team: guests from China and Hong Kong, Belgium, the Netherlands, Belorussia and Russia came to us to experience the feeling of free flight, to overcome the gravity and feel like super heroes.
Our new tour to Baikonur came to an end. This time the crew of Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft crew included apart from Alexander Samokutyayev (Roscosmos) and Barry Wilmore (NASA) Russian woman-cosmonaut Elena Serova. It is the first time over a long period Russian woman goes to space.
All the companies actually want corporate events they hold for their employees to be unique and creative. And what can be more interesting and unbelievable than to become a cosmonaut for a day! That’s why Viasat Company came to us for the corporate event on the basis of GCTC.
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.