11.08.2014

The Japanese in the Edge of Space

Japan rapidly develops its aviation and space program: Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has just returned from the orbit and the next Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui is going to fly to the ISS onboard Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft in 2015 and naturally Japanese tourists show great interests to everything concerning aviation and space topic.

This August Vegitel Company arranged Edge of Space flights for the guests from the Land of the rising sun. Weather conditions of Russian summer were perfect and our brave pilots got a great deal of emotions, adrenaline and wonderful impressions. Among them were also the ladies and by the way it was the first time Japanese women went to the Edge of Space.

It is important to note that MiG-29 flights were to be the main part of complex aerospace program in the framework of which our guests visited Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre where they learned a lot about preflight trainings the cosmonauts and astronauts generally have before their flight to the ISS. At the end of the tour our sky travellers also had an excursion tour around Nizhniy Novgorod that is one of the oldest and most beautiful historical centers of Russia.



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).