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10.08.2018

Space program for our Chinese guests

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A few days ago our company arranged a complex training program for Chinese guests in GCTC. The schedule was very busy, our guests studied Soyuz spacecraft design and layout, put on Sokol spacesuits, tried to cook real space food with the help of GCTC specialized facility, performed a spacewalk wearing Orlan spacesuits, worked inside ISS module and besides had a seties of theoretical sessions dedicated to space topics.

13.07.2018

Baikonur tour – Progress MS-09

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Together with a group of space enthusiasts once again we visited Baikonur launchsite. This time we went there to observe the launch of Progress MS-09 cargo vehicle that took place on July 10.

20.06.2018

World Cup in the Skies

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This year Russia hosts World Cup attracting lots of tourists from all over the world to our country. As it is commonly known Russia is one of the leading aerospace countries thus jet trainer flight with higher aerobatics in Russia is a perfect adventure for extreme enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable experience.

10.06.2018

Baikonur tour: Soyuz MS-09 Launch

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According to our tradition together with a team of space enthusiasts all over the world we saw off to space another international crew. For five days of our tour we became a true united space team indeed! Altogether we visited all historical places and museums of Baikonur and attended all pre-launch events.

08.06.2018

Spacecraft landing tour, June 2018

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On June 3, 2018 the crew of Soyuz MS-07 manned transport vehicle successfully returned back to the Earth after a 168-days duty shift onboard the ISS. Following the long-standing heart-warming tradition representatives of the biggest news agencies, newspapers and TV channels of the Land of the Rising Sun joined us to meet the Japanese astronaut at the landing site.

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Norishige Kanai

JAXA astronaut (Japan)

BIRTH DATE AND BIRTH PLACE: Norishige Kanai was born in 1976 in Tokyo and then brought up in Chiba.

EDUCATION:

He graduated from National Defense Medical College (Hospital) in March 2002.

EXPERIENCE:

After graduation, he worked as a surgeon and a Diving Medical Officer at National Defense Medical College (Hospital), Japan Self Defense Force Ohminato Hospital, Japan Self Defense Force Hospital Kure, and the 1st Service School of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

TRAINING FOR SPACE MISSIONS:

He was selected to be an astronaut candidate by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and joined JAXA in September 2009.

Since September 2009, he has participated in about two years of Astronaut Candidate (ASCAN) Training at NASA, which includes scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction on the ISS systems, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), Robotics, physiological training, flight training using the T-38 jet trainer, and water and wilderness survival training.

He completed all basic training requirements, and was certified as an ISS astronaut in July, 2011.

Kanai participated in the 20th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO 20) from July — August, 2015.

In August 2015, he was assigned as a flight engineer for the ISS Expedition 54/55 mission.