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.