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26.04.2013

To the heaven for the dream. Spiritual flight.

Today Father Iov is called the confessor of cosmonauts. During recent 10 years, priest Iov has not only become the spiritual mentor of the cosmonaut team, but himself has actively participated in the cosmonaut training, he has performed many zero gravity flights, trainings in the Hydrolaboratory, flights in the L-39, many times has followed cosmonauts to Baikonur and met the crews returning to the ground from the space flights .

Being a schoolboy, future priest dreamed of becoming a cosmonaut. And even was getting ready to enter the flight school, in order to try to pass through the selection to become a cosmonaut. But the Lord took him in a different way. And nevertheless interest in space flights has not disappeared. Seeing how well and wisely our world is arranged, the heart of the priest dragged more to the One who created it all.

And today Father Iov, with God’s help and Vegitel support, decided to climb up to the new height for himself, rise to the Edge of Space in order to get as close as possible to his old dream. And to complete this flight he came with a space mentor – Hero of the Soviet Union, pilot cosmonaut of USSR Alexandr Stepanovich Viktorenko.



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).