04.02.2014

The Japanese Conquer the Sky

The guests from Japan show growing interest to aerospace programs. Japanese delegations visited Baikonur with us during prelaunch operations and observed the launch of the rocket, greeted the cosmonauts back on the Earth in Kazakhstan and studied space simulators in Star City. And now the time has come to conquer the sky!

We’ve arranged for our guests from Japan an aerospace program that started with visit to world-famous Gagarin cosmonaut training centre in Star City. The participants studied Soyuz TMA spacecraft simulators, visited Hydrolaboratory where the cosmonauts practice EVA and Centrifuge-18 that enables the cosmonauts to practice different g-loads.

The aero part of the program followed the space one. Our delegation went to Nizhniy Novgorod to accomplish the main goal of their visit to Russia – to perform a flight onboard MiG-29 jetfighter. On a frosty January day after medical check, briefing and detailed discussion of the program with the pilot the guest performed his long-awaited edge of Space flight and when he descended from the space height performed for his friends watching the flight breathtaking higher aerobatics. After that the guests visited JSC “Sokol” museum.

Tour to Nizhniy Novgorod is a wonderful opportunity not only to have an extreme experience but also to get to know one of the most interesting and ancient city of Russia. That’s why we included Nizhniy Novgorod excursion tour in our guests’ program during which they saw many sights, beautiful monasteries, embankment and the Kremlin of Nizhniy while the restaurants met our gusts with warmth and hospitality in such frosty weather.

So the program was a success, the guests were satisfied and plan to perform more flights. And we in our turn are happy about such interest from the Japanese part to our programs and ready for future projects.



News about flights on MiG-29:

Again we are glad to share bright pictures of our recent flights.

For the last week Vegitel Company has arranged 5 flights aboard MiG-29 jet fighter.

This time most our pilots were Russian citizens but among them were guests from Finland and Great Britain as well.

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.

Upcoming space adventures:
  november 14-15th 2017  

Zero gravity flight

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

  december 17th, 2017  

Soyuz MS-07 launch

Amazing tour to Baikonur cosmodrome with watching of the Soyuz MS-07 rocket lift-off!

  any day  

Cosmonaut training center

Visit famous Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City).