First-Woman-in-Space Flight Anniversary
The whole world celebrates Cosmonautics Day on April 12, but a few know what a significant date June 16 is for the history of space exploration. On June 16, 1963, the first woman-cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova performed her spaceflight onboard Vostok-6 spacecraft.
A journey of more than six thousand miles to Star City
We rapidly expand our tourism geography and this time a couple from sunny Mexico challenged themselves passing space trainings in GCTC. Our guests took part in Egress-2 simulator training in Orlan EVA spacesuits and in Soyuz spacecraft integrated simulator training. Then they attended the briefing with Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov.
October Zero-G flight — group admission started!
We have just set the date of next zero-g flight - October, 4th, 2016. Group admission started!
May Zero-g Flight
On May 12 Vegitel arranged zero-gravity flight. This time it was not a mixed group flight uniting space and aviation fans and extreme lovers all over the world. A team of friends booked the full charter to challenge themselves and just have fun in zero-g.
Zero-G flight on April 26
On April 26 we performed zero-gravity flight onboard Ilyushin-76 MDK. After passing all necessary preparations on GCTC premises a team of extreme adventure fans from Germany, Switzerland and Russia got almost 5 minutes of real space zero-gravity, unforgettable impressions and bright emotions.
Zero-gravity – on!
On March, 25 we opened new zero-g flights season. Just look at these happy faces! Perhaps it is you to challenge the gravity next?
Baikonur Spaceport Tour: Soyuz TMA-20 Launch
Soyuz TMA-20M crew made up of Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams successfully went to the ISS at night from March 18 to March 19. According to our tradition together with a group of space fans we saw the crew off to space and visited all pre-launch events at Baikonur.
Family Space Tour
Early February a family from New Zealand came to Russia for space tour. Mother and son performed Edge of space flight onboard MiG-29 jet fighter and after that went to Star City.
Per aspera ad astra: conquering space heights through the storm
In 2016 the Cosmonautics has a great jubilee. 55 years ago humanity took the first step to space exploration when Yuri Gagarin performed manned spaceflight for the first time in the history of mankind. People of various occupations and nationalities show growing interest to this field conquering Edge of space onboard MiG-29 jet fighter and passing real space trainings in GCTC.
Baikonur spaceport – Soyuz TMA-19M lauch tour
On December 15 we saw off to space Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra and ESA astronaut Timothy Peake.
On December 9 to 13 we organized our extreme expedition to the landing site of Soyuz TMA-17M. Together with ordinary fans of space exploration and space explorers journalist of Japanese mass media took part in this journey.
Zero-Gravity for Super Team
On Friday, November 13, a marvelous team gathered onboard our Ilyushin: 12 superheroes decided to experience weightlessness. Batman, Superman, Thor, Ironman and many others as if made up their mind to feel like Russian cosmonauts training for their spaceflight.
Unbelievable Adventures of the Japanese in Russia
Two young space and aviation fans from Japan came to Russia for unbelievable space experience. In the framework of their tour program the guests visited Gagarin cosmonauts training Centre in Star city where they passed unique space trainings and performed Edge of Space flights onboard legendary Russian MiG-29 jet fighter in Nizhny Novgorod.
The Adventures of Young Cosmonauts
Such space adventure as birthday party in Gagarin Cosmonaut training Centre will be an unforgettable impression both for the birthday kid and his friends.
Guests from the New World
On October, 19 Michael and Jillian, the two young guests from the USA had a personal tour to Star City. By the way, these guys came to Russia just for visiting GCTC!
October sky conquerors
Again we are glad to share great news: due to our Company four more people succeeded in making their dream come try performing a flight onboard legendary Russian MiG-29 jet fighter. Among those were three Russian guys and one Swiss citizen. Naturally all our guests did things in a big way choosing the most impressive and interesting program – Edge of space flight while our unique Vegitel Multiangle technology of multiview video will enable them to return to those breathtaking moments over and over again.
Welcome Your Heroes Back, Planet Earth!
Soyuz TMA-16M landing is scheduled for September 12, 03.52, Moscow time. The spacecraft with Roscosmos cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Kazcosmos cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov onboard will land in the designated area 126 km to the south-east of Jezkazgan town. On the threshold of this remarkable event let’s travel the time back and remember our September landing tours we arranged and the crews we welcomed back on Earth.
The American Flies Onboard Legendary MiG-29 Jet Fighter
For more than 10 years we have been arranging jet fighter flights for aviation fans from all over the world. Recently another guest from USA has come to us to take a second pilot’s seat in MiG-29UB jet fighter cockpit. After hitting the lottery 65-years-old American Robert Tilley decided to make his long-standing dream come true and came to Russia to perform Edge of Space flight onboard legendary MiG-29 jet fighter. Watch the video about our flight by Russia Today TV.
Baikonur Spaceport Tour, Soyuz TMA-18M
We are very glad to congratulate Soyuz TMA-18M crew made up of Sergey Volkov, Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov on successful launch and docking with the ISS and our tourists on fantastic Baikonur visiting tour they took part in. Our multinational group comprising guests from USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and Russia enjoyed the breathtaking atmosphere of prelaunch preparations at Baikonur spaceport.
Join our Next Zero-Gravity Flight!
Don’t you know how to colour your autumn? We do! Off with boredom and autumn melancholy! Vegitel announces group admission for next zero-g mixed group flight onboard IL-76 MDK scheduled for November 10, 2015.
IL-76 at MAKS-2015
Another magnificent Aviation and Space Show MAKS took place in Zhukovskiy near Moscow from August 25 to August 30, 2015. This time our awesome aircraft Ilyusha (IL-76 MDK) took place in the show and literally became one of the exhibition centers.
Haven’t been to Zero-G flight yet? Then we are coming for you.
On August, 25 we performed Zero-G flight for combined group of space fans: our guests came from Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, the USA, and Brazil, and almost half of the participants of this flight were Russians. Let this article be an inspiration, a guidance for action, a dare, take your chance to get great impressions and unforgettable experience.
Birthday is a New Records’ Day
We are glad to announce new GCTC record: on their sixth birthday twins Zina and Zehen turned out to be the youngest and the smallest Sokol rescue spacesuit training participants.
Ahead to Past, Back to Future
“Soyuz TMA-17M” with Oleg Kononenko, Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui onboard has successfully docked to ISS. Our tourists came back from Baikonur full of fantastic impressions, unforgettable emotions and absolutely happy with this chance to witness such an outstanding event as rocket launch!
Newton Wouldn’t Comprehend: Zero-g Flight
Zero-gravity flight is a kind of adventure to remember for the whole life, an impression, an achievement. It is something you can be proud of and boast of. Even if it won’t make you a cosmonaut it will give you what you want: it will make you feel cool. Or at least you can be sure that your zero-g photos will blow social networks.
Ready for the space flight!
This spring we got acquainted with a wonderful family of brave space and aviation fans. Profession of a cosmonaut is really a heroic one and demands passing long and difficult preparation training. It were Victor and Tamara who made up their mind to experience all the responsibility, unusual feelings and joy that successfully completed space mission brings.
Spanish Space Odyssey
Our old friend from Spain Josu Feijoo came back to Star City again. He is a real Spanish hero proving by his own example that people with diabetes are able not only to live a full live but even to conquer Everest, fly onboard MiG-29 jet fighter, pass space trainings etc. This time Mr. Feijoo chose Centrifuge TsF-7 for his explorations, besides he wanted to perform the ride wearing Sokol spacesuit during the training.
Vegitel introducing MultiAngle video technology
We proudly present Vegitel Multiangle, the unique product that has no parallel in the aerospace tourism market. The film about your flight is created with help of the high-end system of 6 synchronized action cameras, certified for filming at supersonic speed, in the stratosphere, in case of significant temperature changes and under high G-forces.
Baikonur tour – group admission started for September, 1st
Right now you have a great chance to book the tour to Baikonur spaceport and watch the launch with your own eyes.
Everything You Wanted to Know about the Matter of Gravitation
In collaboration with Space Affairs Company we have arranged zero-g flight for a team of media artists from Mexico. Following the results of this project Russia and Mexico held a series of exhibitions in the framework of 125-years anniversary of Russian-Mexican diplomatic relationship.
Zero-Gravity: Summer Flight Group Admission Started
The next Zero-G flight is scheduled for June 25, 2015. Take your chance! Great impressions and unforgettable experience guaranteed!
Congratulations on Cosmonautics Day!
On April, 12 we celebrate the Cosmonautics Day. On April, 12 the great history of space exploration began; and what is most important it was Russia (that time Soviet Union) to make the first step on that heroic way.
Zero-G Adventures for everyone
On April 2, 2015, Vegitel made an amazing present to all space and aviation fans giving them a wonderful opportunity to experience zero-gravity.
Baikonur tour – Soyuz TMA-16M launch
March 2015. We have arrived at Baikonur to see off Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly off to space. We have 5 long days of space adventures ahead...
Winter MIG-29 flights
Jet fighter flight is an amazing and exciting event leaving unforgettable impressions. Contrary the common misconception that in winter people are unwilling to take part in such adventures our winter 2015 was really hot. Have a look at our photo report and be inspired!
Birthday Greetings for our Heroes!
Today we congratulate Sergey Kara, an honored test pilot helping our sky conquerors to take initial steps in aviation onboard MiG-29UB jet fighter.
Zero Gravity flight – group admisson for April, 2nd
We are resuming Zero Gravity flights onboard Ilyushin-76 MDK aircraft! Next flight is scheduled for April 2nd.