Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We congratulate you on the upcoming holidays. May the New Year realize your plans and make your dreams come true! We wish you good mood, space health, flight weather, successful launches and soft landings.
Soyuz TMA-15M, tour to Baikonur
Even cold November didn’t prevent our tourists from different cities of Russia from seeing off Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft crew comprising Commander Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos) and two flight engineers Samantha Christoforetti (ESA) and Terry Virts (NASA) to the space.
Beyond the Gravity
In October 2014 we successfully performed the long-awaited Zero-G flight! IL-76 flying laboratory gathered onboard really multinational team: guests from China and Hong Kong, Belgium, the Netherlands, Belorussia and Russia came to us to experience the feeling of free flight, to overcome the gravity and feel like super heroes.
Baikonur tour, Soyuz TMA-14M launch
Our new tour to Baikonur came to an end. This time the crew of Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft crew included apart from Alexander Samokutyayev (Roscosmos) and Barry Wilmore (NASA) Russian woman-cosmonaut Elena Serova. It is the first time over a long period Russian woman goes to space.
Corporate Space Training
All the companies actually want corporate events they hold for their employees to be unique and creative. And what can be more interesting and unbelievable than to become a cosmonaut for a day! That’s why Viasat Company came to us for the corporate event on the basis of GCTC.
Space Corporate Event for VTB24
Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre is a wonderful, interesting and what is the most important unusual place for corporate events! Our guests from VTB24 bank proved that spending an unforgettable day in Star City.
Baikonur tour – Soyuz TMA-13M launch
New international crew consisting of Maksim Surayev, Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst symbolizes the unity of different countries despite complicated political situation. Our team seeing Soyuz TMA-13 crew off to the ISS was international either: this time the guests from USA, Great Britain and Russia joined our exciting Baikonur Tour.
Steppe adventures – Soyuz TMA-11M landing expedition
On May 13-16 our company organized and completed one more extreme expedition to the steppe of Kazakhstan, to the landing point of Soyuz spacecraft descent module. This time we welcomed on the Earth representatives of Roscosmos, NASA and JAXA, which successfully finished their space shift onboard the ISS.
Spring in Star city
Yuri Gagarin’s 80th Birthday anniversary we celebrated this year and Cosmonautics Day on April 12 were key factors attracting visitors to Star City. We’ve accomplished lots of various programs for schoolchildren, their teachers and parents, for families and friends, for foreign guests. All of them discovered a wonderful world of cosmonaut trainings with a great interest.
April 12 – the World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day!
On April 12 the whole World celebrates an Aviation and Cosmonautics Day – a date to commemorate the first ever flight of human in space. Nowadays it is a special date – a day of science triumph, a day of all the people involved in aerospace industry, a day of all interested in prospects of space programs development.
Yuri Gagarin’s Birthday 80th anniversary
The year 2014 is of great importance for Russian Federation since this year we host Winter Olympics! But there is another point worth mentioning. This spring we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Birthday of world’s first ever cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
In February our company successfully arranged several interesting excursion programs in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre of Star City. Both foreign guests, young specialists of Research Institute and our youngest visitors – schoolchildren were greatly impressed by these tours.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!
Dear friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! We wish you good luck and great mood, may all your dreams come true and your year be full of interesting and memorable events and bright emotions. In our turn we’ll do our best to fill your life with unforgettable impressions offering you with our wonderful and unique space tours!
Corporate event for our partners
Our long-standing partners not only bring their customers to us on a regular basis but also arranged their own corporate event in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre with a great pleasure.
Olympic Torch relay at Baikonur spaceport
And again our company arranged a tour to Baikonur spaceport with the observation of Soyuz TMA-11M launch. Our tourists from Japan got the unique opportunity not only to take part in the prelaunch events and see off their astronaut to the ISS but also to see the historical moment of launching Sochi 2014 Olympic torch in space!
Gravity – zero!
On October 17, 2013 Vegitel company organized a Zero Gravity flight for a collected team, which became the outright gift for all fans of sky, space and just extreme sensations. Ilyushin-76MDK, the flying laboratory of the Cosmonaut Training Center hosted onboard guests from Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.
Baikonur Spaceport, Soyuz TMA-10M launch tour
We are glad to share with you our latest news and photos of our exclusive Baikonur Spaceport tour with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft launch observation. This time crew’s family members, friends and tourists from Russia and Germany attended our tour.
The Earth welcomes its heroes – Soyuz TMA-08M landing tour
And once again our company with a group of space fans visited a place of ISS crew landing. Our guests were lucky: fair sunny weather at the landing site, deployment of the parachute almost above our heads, arrival to the actual landing point together with first search and rescue vehicles and opportunity to witness the entire rescue operation.
Hot season of flights
This summer was really hot time for our Sky Conquerors! Our tourists from Denmark, Australia, Great Britain, USA, Germany and Russia make their lifelong dream to perform a breathtaking flight onboard MiG-29 jet fighter come true. We are glad that our gift certificates for the flights also became a popular present among those willing to surprise their dears and make them happy.
Interesting and rich has turned a birthday celebration of two 12 years boys Kirill and Mark. Students of the Moscow Physics and Mathematics School celebrated their birthday in an unusual place – in the Cosmonaut Training Center.
Baikonur tour: two launches at one visit
At last week our tourists from Netherlands, Canada and Russia visited Baikonur cosmodrome again. This time the program was absolutely unique. The guests had a wonderful opportunity to visit two launches during one tour - "Soyuz TMA-08M" spacecraft and "Proton-M" heavy rocket.
Birth of a young astronaut
On the 23rd of February Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center opened its doors for little guests and their parents. A dream of one more child came true. Fascinating interactive game program provided a perfect Birthday in a space atmosphere.
Space – for adults and kids!
Many times our company participated in organization of filming for various TV projects related to aerospace branch. This time in cooperation with Incredible Adventures we organized a wide filming program for Australian educational TV project Big Questions.
“Landing confirmed! Let’s go work!” – Soyuz TMA-05M landing tour
Once again our company has arranged a unique tour to the landing site of descent module of Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft. The crew of Yuri Malenchenko (Roskosmos), Sunita Williams (NASA) and Akihiko Hoshide (JAXA) has successfully landed north-east from Arkalyk city. Following the old good tradition, representatives of Japanese mass media joined our expedition to welcome an astronaut of Japan. Our team arrived at the landing point together with the first ground search and rescue vehicles.
Space holidays in Star City
"Space holidays", our new program for children and students, has started on the 21th of November in Star city on the base of GCTC (Gagarin Cosmonaut training Center).
“Spaceflight” magazine about us
Recently we have arranged a tour in Star City for our guests from Great Britain. British space magazine Spaceflight reporter Tony Quine and his wife. After the tour Tony wrote an article for Spaceflight about his preparations for the tour, his stay in Moscow and his experience in Star City with Vegitel.
Baikonur tour – Soyuz TMA-06M launch
From October 18 till October 25 Vegitel has arranged a large program for US citizens. The central part of this tour was Baikonur visiting program and watching Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft launch.
“Taikonauts” in Star City
Our company arranged for Chinese governmental delegation an extended program in GCTC with the elements of space trainings.
810 seconds of Zero-G for People of Earth
At August, 15th and 16th Vegitel launched 3 Zero-G flights on board of Il-76 MDK at once! Our "cosmonauts" from different countries such as USA, Spain, Argentina, Switzerland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia experienced unique free flight feelings.
Space acquaints with Russia
Love for space and aviation effaced the boundaries between Switzerland and Russia when our guests Walter and Marc Egger set foot on the Russian land to spend in Moscow a week full of unforgettable and thrilling events. Zero-G flight they performed as members of combined group on August 16 became the central part of their stay in our country as this incredible adventure and extreme impressions are exactly what they were looking for.
Space and High tech
May, 24 our company organized corporate program in Star City for ELKO. ELKO is one of the most large-scaled providers of IT production on the market of East Europe. More than 15 years of work experience can guarantee them a stable leader’s stand in modern IT Europe.космонавтом.
Soyuz TMA-04M launch tour
May is a wonderful month for visiting Baikonur! This time our tourists saw off the crew of Soyuz TMA-04M composed of Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Sergey Revin and astronaut Joseph Acaba.
Following the scent of Soyuz TMA-04M crew
On the 15, May 2012 our company has organized the "Space Program" in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre. The leitmotif of the program was a Soyuz liftoff training ride in the Centrifuge TsF-18. Following the 32nd ISS crew, which had launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on the 15th, May at 7:01 a.m., our guest made the same exploit at 10:00 a.m.
Edge of space flight for Julia Li
On the 10th, May our company has met the guest from China, whose name is Julia Li. Julia is the first woman of China, who has performed the "Edge of Space" flight on MiG-29. Also Julia is one of the most impressive businesswomen of the world. She is the founder of HCD Global, a leading education technology group based in China.
Soyuz TMA-03M launch
In the end of the Year of Cosmonautics from 18th to 22nd of December we visited again cosmodrome Baikonur during pre-launch procedures and launch of spaceship Soyuz TMA-03M. This time we organized this tour for our VIP guests – chiefs of “Yamalgazprom”.
Volvo corporate event in Star City
On the 10th of December on the base of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre our company had accomplished a corporative event for representatives of Volvo company.
Observing the space
Our company has successfully organized the Edge of Space flight for a foreign citizen. This time the observation of the Earth from the height of 20 km. was held by a Swiss tourist Michael Bruning.