FEEL THE WEIGHTLESSNESS WHERE THE COSMONAUTS ARE BORN
Who hasn't watched the astronauts and cosmonauts floating around inside the space station and felt the tug of curiosity and a little pang of jealousy!
You know you've said it! Those five little words ... . How cool would that be?
Don't be a bystander any longer! You can experience the un-Earthly feeling of weightlessness, the thrill of zero gravity, and the excitement of training the way the Cosmonauts do.
The Ilyushin 76 MDK is the largest parabola aircraft in the world, and the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center has trained many of Russia's top cosmonauts! And now this closely monitored and guarded exclusive training is available to select civilians!
Picture yourself here: 6,000 meters above the ground, above the clouds, the earth growing smaller. It seems like you've paused, midair, but you're rising in a steep 45 degree angle. Then you feel it: Two full G's of force as the thrust is removed and suddenly you're weightless! It's your turn to soar! For the first time, you are able to experience what astronauts and cosmonauts alike have experienced, and you have to the answer to your question: "It is wayyyyyyyyy cool!"
Safe and sound you float weightlessly in the specially designed cargo bay of the Ilyushin, while the experienced instructors, from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, share with you the secrets of weightlessness. Carefully constructed to prevent injury, you explore your weightless environment for approximately 25 seconds each parabola, then you feel it again: Gravity! You're blasting off at a 45-degree angle again, readying yourself for another go at weightlessness.
During your flight, you'll enjoy the experience of being completely weightless 10 times. More is possible, but each time is as exhilarating as the first! You can count yourself as one of the less than 4,000 humans who have had the privilege of this amazing defiance of earthly bounds.
We guided since 2002, as the Zero-G flight programs started, more as 700 people to weightlessness conditions. And this not only for fun flights. International film productions, documentaries and universities took advantage of our unique service. Also, scientific payload flights with special material research has been conducted.
The special Zero-G expedition experience will take place in an unique environment nearby "Star City". Here you will also visit the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center where international cosmonaut- and astronaut crews are on training to fly in later missions in the upcoming year to space and to the International Space Station ISS. An excursion to Moscow should not be missed.
Especially the Zero-G flight adventure is suitable for incentives, team-trainings and personal coaching missions. Also as a very special winner item for challenges!
We still hope to see you in weightlessness!
Planned flights in 2015:
- August 25 - mission accomplished! Videos & pictures coming soon.
- November 10 - tbd - bookings possible up to October 10, 2015)
More available flight dates will announced here with minimum 60 days in advance.
Planned flights in 2016
- 26.04.2016 - Booking possible up to February 26, 2016
- 21.06.2016 - Booking possible up to April 21, 2016
- 23.08.2016 - Booking possible up to June 23, 2016
- 10.11.2016 - Booking possible up to September 10, 2016
Dates could change. Participants will be registred but only contracted when flight dates are confirmed.