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25.04.2018

Zero-G flight, April 2018

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Recently our Company has successfully performed group zero-gravity flight. A team of our flight participants from Russia, France and UAE experienced real weightlessness aboard GCTC Ilyushin-76 MDK flying laboratory.

11.04.2018

April, 12th - Cosmonautics Day

On April 12 we celebrate a very important day that marked the beginning of space era. On April 12, 1961 legendary Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin performed the first ever space flight that lasted for 108 minutes. Now it seems not so long compared to the contemporary space missions but for humanity this spaceflight opened a wonderful world of space science and exploration.

27.03.2018

Baikonur space launch tour, Soyuz MS-08

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A group of our tourists has returned back from Baikonur cosmodrome where they took part in a rocket launch tour. We had a chance to see of the crew of Soyuz MS-08 comprised of commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineers Andrew Fuestel and Richard Arnold at the way to space.

20.02.2018

Filming Project for Danish TV

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Our Company successfully implemented a very interesting project for Danish TV2. In the framework of this program the anchorman performed 30 minutes flight aboard L-39 Albatros. Our pilot demonstrated highest skills and capabilities of the aircraft performing various aerobatics such as low passes, rolls, turns, zooms etc.

09.02.2018

One day in Star City

23 photos

Early February we successfully implemented an extensive program of space trainings for our new friends. Since they are extreme fans and go in for sky-jumping their main task was to challenge themselves.

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Alexandr Misurkin

Hero of Russian Federation,
ROSCOSMOS Test Cosmonaut, Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:

September 23, 1977, Ershichi, Smolensk Region, Russia.

EDUCATION:

In 1999 he graduated from Armavir Military Aviation Institute (MAI) with a gold medal, was qualified as an «engineer-pilot».

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Since October 1999 he served as a pilot, master pilot, commander of the flight section of the guards training aviation regiment (TAR) of Krasnodar MAI (Tikhoretsk), the North-Caucasian military region.

TRAINING FOR SPACE MISSIONS:

In October, 2006 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for selection of cosmonauts Misurkin was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment to pass a course of general space training (GST).

Since February, 2007 he passed a two-year course of GST. In June, 2009 he completed general space training with an «excellent» mark. At the meeting of the Interdepartmental Qualification Commission (IDQC) Misurkin was qualified as a test cosmonaut.

Since October 2012 he passed training for a space flight within the prime crew of the ISS-35/36 Expedition as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA-M MTV and the ISS-35/36 flight engineer.

On March 7, 2013 Misurkin was approved by the Interdepartmental Commission as flight engineer-1 of the prime crew of the Soyuz TMA-08M vehicle.

On March 27, 2013 at the State Commission meeting at the Baikonur Cosmodrome he was approved as flight engineer-1 of the prime crew.

Since June, 2015 to October, 2016 he passed the traning as the ISS-49/50 backup crew member and backup of the vehicle commander.

Since October 2016 he passed training as commander of the Soyuz MS-05 manned transport spacecraft and the ISS flight engineer in the backup crew of the ISS-52/53.

Since July, 2017 he is passing the traning course as the prime spacecraft commander and commander odf ISS-54.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:

First space flight. Misurkin performed his first space flight at a period of March 29 to September 11, 2013 as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA-08M vehicle and the ISS flight engineer under the program for the prime crews of the ISS 35/36 together with Pavel Vinogradov and Christopher Cassidy. During the flight he performed three spacewalks, namely on June 24, 2013 – of the duration of 6 hours 35 minutes, on August 16, 2013 – of the duration of 7 hours 29 minutes, on August 22, 2013 – of the duration of 5 hours 58 minutes. The mission duration was 166 days 6 hours 15 minutes.

AWARDS AND RANKS:

Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.
Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Russian Federation;
Medals For Distinction in Military Service Class II, III;
Medals of the Russian Federation Air Forces For Combat Heroism Class II.