When mentioning cosmonauts, everyone would probably think of a person wearing a spacesuit. But only few people know that there are various types of spacesuits used for various purposes, and most of you will be surprised by the fact that you can try real spacesuit on and learn how to control its systems. And it is not easy by the way!
You can experience such a unique thing at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. It will become a space adventure of a lifetime and pictures of you wearing a spacesuit will become a valuable heirloom and something to be proud of.
Now we would like to offer Sokol spacesuit training. If you get to watch live coverage from Baikonur cosmodrome, you can notice cosmonauts and astronauts wearing this particular spacesuit. This spacesuit is considered a cosmonaut individual protective gear used to ensure protection from negative effects of space during the launch of the spacecraft and its return back to Earth.
It is a light version of the spacesuit. Its mass does not exceed 9-10 kg compared to the spacesuits for extravehicular activity. During Sokol spacesuit training you will learn how to put it on the right way and seal it, because in fact, the life of a cosmonaut in a real space flight quite often depends on how well the spacesuit is sealed.
In addition, you will get to gain hands-on experience in working in spacesuit being strapped-in to the seatliner and controlling its systems. In other words, you will experience what cosmonauts feel during the most hazardous stages of flight from the depressurization point of view: insertion, docking, and re-entry.
- Only people over 18 years old can participate in Sokol spacesuit training.
- Participants must go through medical examination at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on a day of training. Based on results of medical examination participants receive medical approval. In case if the participant does not receive medical approval, money will be refund deducting medical examination cost.
- Please note that the main point of medical examination for this particular training is approval from dermatologist. For this reason, we ask you to make sure you have no issues on this point.
Have a question about spacesuit training?
We'll be happy to advise on all issues regarding the organization of GCTC tour program at Star City.
Our company is the aerospace-oriented tour operator. Our staff is compriced by high perfers of space industry which personally took part in cosmonaut training. Deep knowledge of all peculiarities will help us to set up the optimal program and provide for you the most exciting impressions.
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141160, Russia, Moscow region, Star City
107241, Russia, Moscow, Shchelkovskoe shosse d.23A
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