Itinerary of Centrifuge Training Tour

First day:

After arriving to Moscow you will be met in the airport by our guide (English speaking or any other languages you prefer). On the way to your hotel you will have a little excursion about places of interest you see. Our representative will assist you to accommodate in a hotel. After checking in hotel we offer you Moscow city tour incl. Red Square, Lenin’s Tomb, Alexander Gardens, GUM Shopping Mall, The St. Basil Cathedral, Poklonnaya Hill, New Convent, “White House” and the Arbat Area.

Second day:

After having breakfast we will transport you to Star City in Moscow region, the centrifuge training intends the exercise tolerance that is why you will have complete medical examination. Then the instructors from GCTC will give information according safety of Centrifuge training. After that you will be rotated in the TsF-18 Centrifuge under three different conditions: 1) familiarization rotation (duration up to 3 minutes, max G-4 on torso); 2) flight to orbit (duration up to 9 minutes, max G-4 on torso); 3) descent of "Soyuz" space vehicle from Earth's artificial satellite orbit (duration up to 4 minutes, max G-4 towards breast-back). After rotation you will have tour in the GCTC. You will see the complex of various technical means (TMCT), which are used on all stages of cosmonauts’ training for the flights and during the preflight events, such as Space flight conditions imitators (Hydrolab, Centrifuges, Pressure Chambers, Planetarium), Manned Space Vehicle Simulators, MSV and Onboard Systems Training Mockups, Flight Training Planes, Post Landing Activity Preparation Means. If you wish in the evening we will serve special dinner with specialist from GCTC in Star City.

Third day:

We can offer you two options how to spend this day:

  • If you are tired of space, we suggest you a tour of Sergiyev Posad, the old city (north-east of Moscow) where the Monastery of the Holy Trinity (Troitse Sergiyeva Lavra) is situated. In the past, this famous monastery was used as the Residence of the Patriarch of All Russia but now, it attracts visitors with its rich collections of Icons and monuments of ancient Russian architecture. You will have plenty of time to revel the beauties of Sergiyev Posad and our company guide will tell you about each monastery. After this excellent tour you will be back to hotel.
  • If you want to spend one more day with Space and to know everything about the journey ‘Man in Space’ we will go to the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics named by K. E. Tsiolkovsky, probably the first in the world and definitely, the largest in Russia, and was organized with the personal assistance of S. P. Korolev and Y. A. Gagarin in 1967. Museum exhibits reveal the history of aeronautics, aviation and rocket-space engineering. Its collections represent the scientific heritage of K. E. Tsiolkovsky, the founder of theory of cosmonautics, famous inventor, and an author of philosophic and sociological works. The rooms of the Museum of Cosmonauts are designated to the history of space artifacts, from the first man-made satellite to modern permanent space stations. After completing the tour, you will be back to the hotel.

Fourth day:

After having breakfast in the hotel we will drive you to Moscow Airport «Sheremetyevo».