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25.01.2016

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 from Great Britain, Canada, USA, France, New Zealand and naturally Russia are conquering Edge of space onboard Russian MiG-29UB all-weather jet fighter despite heavy snowfalls.

After flight to the Edge of Space some of our foreign guests were still not ready to rest. They made up their mind to go on with unbelievable experience visiting Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre where they not only learned lots of new facts on space exploration but challenged themselves passing real space trainings: centrifuge TsF-7 ride, Sokol rescue spacesuit training, specialized training on space cooking, Egress-2 simulator training in Orlan EVA spacesuits, Soyuz spacecraft integrated simulator training and even standard flight day on Russian ISS segment simulator. Such great achievements can really pave their way to space!

Look at the photo report about our brave sky conquerors following their dream of space.



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).