Unique excursions in Zvyozdny gorodok (Star City): "One day in Zvyozdny"
Where prepare astronauts? On how much big ISS? What in the Soviet space station "MIR"? How to get acquainted with the present astronaut? Whether tasty space meal? Learn it and many other things in unique tour in Zvyozdny gorodok (Star City)
Zvyozdny gorodok, Moscow Oblast (Region)
The so-called Zvyozdny gorodok (Star City), which is officially called after the famous cosmonaut "Russian State Scientific-Research and Test Centre for Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin", nearly fifty years is preparing to future cosmonauts. In Soviet times, access to this center was severely limited, it was considered an important strategic sensitive object. Now enter the territory of the object can be, but check also require anyone who wishes to get acquainted with its attractions.
Since the first launch in space of artificial Earth satellite in the center preparations were Russian cosmonauts. At one time, all Soviet cosmonauts also studied in this center. The starting point in space for well-known Belka and Strelka, the first woman in space was the center of Yuri Gagarin. Until today, the center continues to work to prepare cosmonauts for cosmic flights, as well as the rehabilitation of cosmonauts after they return to earth. But the level of secrecy of the object reduced due to the fact that the Russian authorities have allowed him access to a group of tourists who come here on tour.
On the territory of the center of Yuri Gagarin is an exact copy of the orbital station Mir. It was drowned in 2001 in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Here you can see the module of the International Space Station ISS. Visitors will be able to consider the known centrifuge CF-18. With this equipment the cosmonauts tested for suitability to fly into outer space and state of the organism.
In the Center is a large hydro laboratory. It is a simulator, which is in working condition and looks like huge swimming pools, which are models of the spaceship Soyuz and the space station. Hydro laboratory helps to understand and adapt to the peculiarities of working conditions in outer space.
Cosmonautic’s Museum contains a large number of small copies of the spacecraft, which made their flights of Russian and Soviet cosmonauts. Here the equipment for the cosmonauts and training them to work in space. Special equipment helps the cosmonauts learn the state of weightlessness, which is present in the cosmos. During the tour you can look in the cabinet, where he worked the famous cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.