Category : Star city
March 3, 2016

On March 3, 2016, GCTC officially saw off the members of prime and back-up ISS-47/48 mission crews to Baikonur.

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February 5, 2016

ISS-47/48 crew going to space in March started passing preflight training in GCTC. The prime crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Geffrey Williams, the back-up crew – Roscosmos osmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko and NASA astronaut Robert Kimbrough.

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January 19, 2016

In April 2016 we celebrate the Birthday of manned Cosmonautics. Vegitel Tour Company, the lead provider of aerospace tourism services in Russia, suggests you celebrating this great anniversary on a space scale! Try zero-gravity onboard Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre special flying laboratory Ilyushin-76MDK to feel like a real cosmonaut.

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January 13, 2016

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai started their preflight trainings in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Moscow region.

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November 30, 2015

Today GCTC officially saw off ISS-46/47 prime (Yuri Malenchenko, Roscosmos, Timothy Kopra, NASA, and Timothy Peake, ESA) and back-up (Anatoly Ivanishin, Roscosmos, Takuya Onishi, JAXA, and Kathleen Rubins, NASA) crews to Baikonur where they will pass final preparation trainings before the upcoming spaceflight.

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November 25, 2015

New ISS crew period of work onboard the station was increased from 6 to 7 months due to the flight program adjustment, - crew commander Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko said.

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November 25, 2015

Interdepartmental Commission approved main and back-up crews of new ISS mission. The launch of Soyuz TMA-19M is scheduled for December 15 and will take place from Baikonur spaceport, - GCTC spokesman stated.

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November 23, 2015

On Friday, November 20, GCTC specialists summed up the results of ISS-46/47 main and back-up crews exams.

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November 6, 2015

Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi passed exam on manual controlled descent. TS-7 specialized simulator on the basis of Tsf-7 centrifuge was designed for practicing manual controlled descent in case automatics failure.

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June 23, 2015

Japanese businessman Satoshi Takamatsu who has been passing preflight trainings in Star City is not going to fly to the ISS in September instead Sarah Brightman; he will continue training in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre to become certified space flight participant in the future, - Space Adventures Company reports.

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