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Once a top secret town Star City today is more open and welcomes visitors interested in space travel. Since 1960s Star city has been a training centre for the Russian Cosmonauts, it was here where Yury Gagarin, German Titov, Valentina Tereshkova prepared for their historic flights. Many Russian Cosmonauts live in Star city today with their families and get trained. The town is not far from Moscow, it is located  25 km to the east, you can get their by car or by train.


 

The tour to Star City will give you a chance to learn the history of the Russian space program and about many famous people who lived and worked here. How cosmonauts are selected? What equipment is used to prepare a cosmonaut for space journey? How to become a space tourist? You can find answers to these questions visiting the museum of Star City.

 
 You can have a shorter and a longer itinerary of Star City
 
Option 1 The shorter itinerary includes the halls with the Russian spacecraft "Soyuz", “MIR” space station, the model of ISS (International Space Station) which operates in the Space nowadays. All models are observed from the outside. At the end of your tour you can take a picture of the monument to Yuri Gagarin. It is a tradition that all residents of the town come here to say good-bye to cosmonauts before they fly. Such tour lasts about 2 hours
 
Option 2 The tour comprises of all objects mentioned in Option 1. In addition we may include a tour of the hall with a gigantic centrifuge designed to simulate G-force. A very interesting part of the tour will be a walk around the living area of Russian cosmonauts accompanied by stories of their everyday life as well as a lunch in a local “Cosmos”  cafe. The extended itinerary lasts around 4 hours.

At extra costs we may also include a visit inside spacecrafts "Soyuz" and/or “MIR” station, however this opportunity is quite rare and has to be agreed upon in advance.

While planning your trip be aware that it also takes about 3 hours to get to Star City and back. The visit to Star city must be planned in advance, it has to be booked at least 45 days in advance.

 



 

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