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21.09.2017

Baikonur Tour – Soyuz MS-06 Launch

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Together with a group of space and adventure fans we saw off to space from Baikonur launch site one more international crew. From tour to tour our groups tend to grow in size and though the major part of the group were Russian citizens it is very pleasant to see that more and more foreign guests show great interest to Russian cosmonautics. This time we had a team of space fans from USA, tourists from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and France.

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19.09.2017

Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft landing tour

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Recently our tourists have returned from Kazakhstan where they were taking part in such unforgettable adventure as expedition to Soyuz MS-04 landing site.

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29.08.2017

Zero gravity flight, November 14-15

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We are glad to announce new group admission for zero-gravity flight aboard GCTC IL-76MDK. The upcoming flight is scheduled for November 14-15, 2017

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28.08.2017

Join our Baikonur tour to witness the launch of Progress spacecraft!

We invite you to join our Baikonur tour to witness the launch of Progress MS-07 scheduled for October 12, 2017

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02.08.2017

Baikonur tour – Soyuz MS-05 launch

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Just a few days ago together with a large group of space fans we saw a manned spacecraft off to the ISS. Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft with Sergey Ryazansky (Roscosmos), Paolo Nespoli (ESA) and Randolf Bresnik (NASA) was launched from the pad #1 of Baikonur launhsite on July 28, at 21.41 local time (18.41, Moscow time).

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Centrifuge training

Attention!

Big Centrifuge TsF-18 is not available now for visiting due to maintenance works.

Attention!

Neutral buoyancy lab is not available now for visiting due to maintenance works.

You are brave and want to test yourself? You dream of feelings that cosmonauts experience during their real training for space flights? Then Centrifuge training is what you need.

The aim of centrifuge rotation is to train cosmonauts for working under conditions of real G-loads during the insertion and descent of spacecraft “Soyuz-TMA”.

Centrifuge is also used for carrying out training and medical examinations of cosmonauts and military pilots, scientific experiments and tests of space, aviation and scientific equipment. For such purposes GCTC effectively uses Centrifuges TsF-7 and TsF-18 with rotation radius 7 and 18 meters respectively.

Centrifuge TsF-18 is used since 1980 for cosmonaut selection and training by simulating the bad factors of space flight such as longitudinal g-load, physiological micro gravity, low cabin pressure, different temperatures, humidity, gas composition of the cabin’s air. It is the biggest centrifuge in the world and has unique technical features. The weight of the centrifuge rotating elements is 300 t and the shoulder radius is 18m. Maximum load is 30g. During centrifuge training cosmonauts are affected by maximum load varying from 5g for “head-waist” direction and 8g for “chest-back” direction.

There is a medical-psychological complex to ensure cosmonauts’ health monitoring during training.

A specialized Soyuz-TMA dynamic simulator of the controlled descent was made on the basis of the Centrifuge.

Program:

  • Arrival at Star city
  • Medical examination. Instruction on safety arrangements and rules of behavior in case of off nominal situations
  • Wearing of special outfit. Individual fitting. Rotation on the centrifuge according to the chosen program
  • Personal certification
  • Departure from Star city

      Note: the cost includes all the necessary permits, medical examination, personal certification, training.

      Additional services:

      • accommodation at the hotel
      • souvenirs
      • photo and video shooting of your training

      Formalities

      • You should send your application at least 14 days before the Centrifuge training with passport data of all the participants enclosed. Only people of 18 years and older can take part in the training.
      • You should be medically examined and certificated with a permit for training. Your medical certificate is a personal document and only doctors will have access to this information. In case you don’t pass the medical examination and thus cancel the training, payment will be returned with the deduction of medical examination cost.
      • Centrifuge training should be paid 10 days before the date of training according to the agreement and invoice.
      • After the instruction and medical examination you should sign the agreement on the release from responsibility.

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Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

The history of Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center begins since the 11th of January, 1960, when upon the initiative of S.Korolev, chief designer of rocket-space systems, it was decided to establish an air force based organization for the first space flight training.

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Zero Gravity flights

All of us at least once in our lives dreamt of flying. We don’t have wings like birds do, but nowadays wings are not required any more for people to fly. It becomes possible with help of zero-gravity conditions. Let your dream come true! You have this chance if you perform a flight onboard the IL-76 MDK laboratory airplane like cosmonauts do during their space flight training.

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Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

We are offering you a unique opportunity to feel yourself a real cosmonaut working on the external surface of ISS in the ORLAN extra-vehicular suit by diving into Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

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Egress-2 simulator

To be an astronaut in the open space is such a stunning outstanding performance, but very complicated job as well! Just imagine, how they can stay in a support-free space wearing a huge spacesuit, staying outside their space home, when the endless space is around, and to work for hours there – isn’t it really breathtaking!? Meanwhile this kind of activity is also a routine for astronauts-heroes and nowadays this is a rather regular operation performed by every expedition onboard the ISS.

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Sokol spacesuit training

When we think about astronauts – every time someone wearing a spacesuit comes to our mind. But few of us know that spacesuits can be different and the most interesting thing is that it’s possible to try it on and even to control its systems. This is not so simple, by the way! This unique experience can be gained in the Gagarin cosmonaut training center in Star city. This will be an unforgettable space adventure, and your photographs wearing a spacesuit will become a real family heirloom for pride.

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Soyuz-TMA spacecraft complex simulator

Everyone of us has had a dream in childhood to fly to space one time at least. This dream doesn’t seem to be so unreal as it seems for the first sight. Our specialists will help you to plunge into the world of real astronauts and to learn how the spacecraft looks like and how it operates, Note that this spacecraft is used not only by Russians but also by astronauts from all over the world.

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Space planetarium

Don’t miss the chance to visit our famous space planetarium! No doubts it won’t leave you indifferent! This is the place where you can find yourself under the starry skies even in daylight and learn how to recognize different constellations of Northern and Southern hemisphere! Planetarium is meant for studying the celestial sphere and training astronavigation with the help of nominal optical-visual devices.

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Don-Soyuz TMA simulator

The main peculiarity of the “Don-Soyuz” simulator is the opportunity to manually control the real spacecraft. Regular nominal flight are performed in the automatic mode and manual operations can be done only under the commander’s decision or command from the ground Mission control center. Nevertheless manual control skills are necessary for every crew member. Now you also will be able to learn how to control Soyuz-TMA spacecraft, which delivers astronauts to space. During the training you can, for example, dock to the International Space Station, that is a very complicated and vitally important task for the crew.

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Space food simulator

Would you like to know what and how astronauts eat in space? Space food significantly differs from our usual food which we eat every day at home; first of all it is specially cooked and, of course, specially packed. We have the opportunity not only to learn but also to taste the space food and to try to cook it with the help of the special simulator, which is the part of the astronauts’ training technical means on the ISS Russian Segment Life support system. It is designed for astronauts’ training on the cooking and rational using of space food onboard the orbital complex.

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ISS Russian Segment simulator

No doubt, that a lot of us have heard about the International Space Station and that it flies around the Earth and astronauts live there during their long-term missions to space. To get to know from the first source how they really live and work onboard the ISS, to learn interior of the Station – this will be the most interesting and outstanding experience which can be gained in the Cosmonaut’s training center.

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Vestibular training

As it is known, first days of the space flight many astronauts feel some difficulties with adaptation to microgravity, or weightlessness. Some astronauts even can have motion sickness. Therefore scientists of GCTC had developed special vestibular training programs for astronauts, in order to get used to such irregular conditions. Spinning chair, tilt tables, simulation (optokinetic) drum are used for astronaut’s vestibular training.

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Survival training

It is well known that during space flight various off-nominal situations can occur. But besides that, during the space flight training it’s important to consider such emergency situations which make the flight continuation impossible, and the crew has to return back to the Earth with help of emergency survival means.

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Spaceflight training program

On the 4th of October, 1957 the first artificial satellite was successfully launched into space. This was the first step of fulfilling man’s long-cherished dream of conquering the space. The first human space flight of Yuri A. Gagarin onboard the “Vostok” spacecraft (April 12, 1961) announced a new space era in the history of a mankind.