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.