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.