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28.10.2015

Unbelievable Adventures of the Japanese in Russia

Two young space fans from Japan came to Russia for unbelievable space experience. The friends are interested in aviation and cosmonautics, practice sky-jumping that’s why tour in Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre impressed them greatly. During excursion they learned much about Soyuz spacecraft and ISS design and layout, saw how Mir space station looked like and passed the training on Egress-2 simulator. This unique training in Orlan spacesuits enables the cosmonauts to practice further extravehicular activities. Special systems simulate support-free condition thus participants of the training feel like real cosmonauts performing a spacewalk.

After such trainings it is high time to go to the orbit! Or at least to the edge of space. So our guests went to Sokol airbase in Nizhny Novgorod to perform Edge of space flights.

Unpredicted heavy snowfall couldn’t stop our all-weather MiG-29 jet fighters; both guests performed the flights as planned and were extremely happy. Our sky conquerors concluded their tour with sightseeing tour around Nizhny.

You may have a look at our photo report and follow the example of our brave friends from Japan!



News about flights on MiG-29:

On April 12 we celebrate World’s Aviation and Cosmonautics Day. 56 years ago on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin performed first spaceflight proving that there is nothing impossible.

On this day we congratulate not only those dealing with aerospace industry directly but either usual aviation and cosmonautics fans.

Last March our guests from different countries of the world – Japan, Italy, Canada, Australia and Bulgaria – visited “Sokol” airbase and fulfilled their unforgettable flights to the Edge of Space on MiG-29 jet fighter.

See our new big photo gallery of the March flights.

Vegitel Company successfully arranged two Edge of Space flights for a couple from Switzerland.

Despite the fact that occupation of a pilot is considered to be for men only we try to disprove this prejudice.

The ladies keep pace with the men!

Upcoming space adventures:
  july 28th, 2017  

Soyuz MS-05 launch

Amazing tour to Baikonur cosmodrome with watching of the Soyuz MS-05 rocket lift-off!

  june 15th, 2017  

Zero gravity flight

Perform a zero gravity flight onboard the IL-76 MDK flying laboratory.
 

  any day  

Cosmonaut training center

Visit famous Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City).