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11.10.2019

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov passes away

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Today at the age of 85 Soviet cosmonaut # 11, the first Man to perform a spacewalk, twice awarded with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, Alexey Leonov passed away.

03.10.2019

Baikonur tour: Soyuz MS-15 launch

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September turned out to be a cosmic month. More than 400 tourists, representatives of the mass media and space agencies from around the world visited cosmodrome Baikonur for the 70th, landmark launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket from the Gagarin's Start. We witnessed the last start from Site 1, the modernization plan of the launch site is designed for three years and the next spacecraft launch will be relocated and also launched on new Soyuz-2.1a rockets.

24.08.2019

Baikonur tour: Soyuz MS-14 launch

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Our group of space fans has just returned from Baikonur launchsite where on August 22 at 08.38 local time, Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with anthropomorphous robot FEDOR aboard was successfully launched. That will definitely remain a lifetime memory as we witnessed a historical event indeed since it was the first time an android was launched to space breaking new ground in the history of space exploration.

11.06.2019

Summer jet flights season

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In the first summer days our company organised a number of Albatros L-39 and Delfin L-29 flights. Great weather and the clear blue sky are a great combination to get to know the feeling of a true flight! Our guests from France, Switzerland, the USA and Russia got amazing positive sensations and they'll remember this adventure their whole lives.

16.05.2019

Victory Day flights

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Being such a notable and superb day, the 9th of May has not been spared by our guests who celebrated the victory day at the Oreshkovo airfield paying homage to the memory of war heroes by conducting breathtaking and unforgettable flights aboard L–39 jet trainer.

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Andrey Borisenko

Hero of Russian Federation,
ROSCOSMOS 3-d class Test Cosmonaut

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:

April 17, 1964, Leningrad, Russia.

EDUCATION:

1987 — graduated from Leningrad Military Mechnical Institute (now BSTU «Voenmekh» after D.F. Ustinov)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1987-1989 — worked as a civil employee in the Navy.

Since 1989 he worked at NPO (RSC) Energia where till 1999 he worked in the Mir Orbital Complex onboard systems analysis group of the Main operations control team at MCC-M. Since 1999 till the beginning of general space training he worked as a shift flight director (SFD) at MCC-M first of the Mir Orbital Complex (directly participated in operations for the Mir Orbital Complex de-orbit) and then under the ISS program.

May, 2003 — at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Committee for the cosmonaut selection he was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment to pass general space training.

June, 2003 — he began general space training which he completed on June 27, 2005 having passed graduation examinations with an excellent mark.
On July 5, 2005 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee (IDQC) he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.

2005-2008 — passed space training course.

August, 2008 — April, 2009 — participated in training as ISS-24/25 backup crew member.

April, 2009 — April, 2010 participated in training as ISS-23/24 backup crew member, ISS onboard engineer, commander of Soyuz -TMA spacecraft.

April, 2010 — April, 2011 participated in training as ISS-27/28 prime crew member, ISS-27 onboard engineer and ISS-28 commander.

December, 2014 — February, 2016 participated in training as ISS-47/48 backup crew member, ISS and spacecraft onboard engineer.

Since March, 2016 participated in traning as ISS-49/50 prime crew onboard engineer and Soyuz MS-02 onboard engineer.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:

Andrey performed his first space flight at a period of April 5 to September 16, 2011 as ISS-27 and Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft onboard engineer and commander of ISS-28. The mission duration was 164 days.

AWARDS AND RANKS:
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.
Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Russian Federation,
ROSCOSMOS Award, Gagarin Sign,
NASA Space Flight Medal and Distinguished Public Service Medal.