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06.04.2015

Welcome back: new space programs for our old friends

It is always nice when the guests come back again after successful programs that is why we were very glad to welcome our friend from Switzerland coming to conquer the space with us two years after our first project.

In August 2012 Walter Egger took part in zero-g flight, visited Star City and Monino Museum of Air Forces, had a tour around Moscow and Sergiyev Posad and now he became one of the participants of our Baikonur spaceport tour. Naturally what could be more exciting than to see the crew off to space especially provided that the crew is very special since Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly will be the first cosmonauts of 1-year long mission and Gennady Padalka is going to set up new record on total duration of work onboard the ISS, to take part in all prelaunch events, to watch the rocket lifting off and flying to the night skies?

But just seeing the cosmonauts off to space was not enough for our friend and he went after them performing Edge of Space flight onboard MiG-29UB jet fighter flight. This adventure turned out to be even more bright and memorable since Walter was a pilot himself and how can a pilot stay indifferent face to face with such technological perfection as all-weather all-powerful jetfighter. Our guest performed higher aerobatic himself felt good and was extremely satisfied with the flight.

Besides Walter visited Moscow planetarium and cold war museum “Bunker-42”, Sokol airbase museum in Nizhny Novgorod, had a tour around this ancient Russian city and went home carrying wonderful memories and impressions about his unbelievable space trip to 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).