A cosmonaut in open space - what a spectacular scene and what complicated work! Just imagine – being in a support-free environment in a huge spacesuit outside the space house surrounded by boundless space, and in addition, working hard for a few hours – breathtaking! In the meantime, this work is normal for cosmonaut-heroes, and currently, spaceflight plan of each crew includes EVA.
For the most efficient training of the crew for such high-risk work it is required to practice EVA operations on the ground. GCTC Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory is the main facility for this training. But Vykhod-2 simulator is considered equally important facility for EVA training. It’s a unique and the only one in the world!
It is used to simulate EVA operations in a dedicated spacesuit in a waterless environment using suspension system that allows to ensure a supportless state.
The mass of Orlan spacesuit is greater than 100 kg. It is designed as an autonomous small size spacecraft and equipped with all life support systems. You have a chance to experience an unforgettable adventure – EVA. Under the supervision of experienced instructors, those who train professional cosmonauts, you will get familiar with the spacesuit design and learn how to control its systems as well as perform certain operations that cosmonauts are trained for and practice operations in support-free environment.
- Only people over 18 years old can participate in EVA training.
- Participants must go through medical examination at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on a day of EVA. 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 training at EVA simulator?
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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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