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27.12.2017

Baikonur tour – Soyuz MS-07 launch

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Once again we saw off to space one more international crew. Despite extremely cold weather conditions in Baikonur we had a big group of space fans willing to witness the launch of Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft with crew commander Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos) and flight engineers Scott Tingle (NASA) and Norishige Kanai (JAXA) aboard.

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05.12.2017

Zero-g flights in late November

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On November 28 we successfully performed two zero-gravity flights. Well-known Russian Company arranged an unusual corporate event dedicated to space topic for its specialists and we are very glad to see that cosmonautics becomes more and more popular. Program participants had a general tour around Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre area visiting its most important facilities learned how the cosmonauts prepare for the spaceflights, how the work and live on the orbit and even could feel

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28.11.2017

Jet flights for our Chinese guests

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For the last week Vegitel Company has arranged 4 flights aboard Aero L-39 Albatros jet fighter for Chinese tourists. They totally rocked this rather nasty day and filled it with joy and bright impressions. The tourists performed all kind of aerobatics aboard Aero L-39 Albatros, some of them were lucky to perform twin aerobatics together with Aero L-29 Delfin.

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20.10.2017

Baikonur tour – Progress MS-07 launch

32 photos

On October 10 our Russian-Japanese-Spanish team of space fans left rainy Moscow for warm and sunny Baikonur.

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09.10.2017

Corporate event in GCTC for Unicredit specialists

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On October 3 Vegitel successfully arranged corporate program for Unicredit bank specialists at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre premises.

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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.