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Yury Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre (Zvezdny Gorodok - Star Town) (4 hours)

Spend an action-packed day inside the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, using the same simulators used by cosmonauts to prepare for space travel. The Centre is located in Zvezdny gorodok (Star City) - a name which may refer to the facility itself and to the grounds on which it is located. It is the first cosmonaut training facility and home of the largest of three cosmonaut units in Russia. You will be able to see an accurate copy of the “MIR” Space Station and learn about what the cosmonauts’ way of life is like, up in orbit. You should be impressed by the Hydro-Space Laboratory – a gigantic pool (23 m. wide but 12 m deep) with models of an orbital station, its modules and the spaceship "Soyuz" inside!

The facility was originally known only as Military Unit 26266, and was a secret training base for Soviet Cosmonaut candidates. The site was chosen for its proximity to Moscow and other infrastructure that would be essential for its function: Chkalovsky Airbase, and the Yaroslavl railroad. The densely forested area was originally a radar range with some existing infrastructure.

Military physician Colonel Yevgeny Karpov was appointed as the first chief of the cosmonaut training centre or Tsentr Podgotovki Kosmonavtov (TsPK) on February 24, 1960. The centre was home to approximately 250 personnel divided into various departments who were responsible for the development of all aspects of the space program ranging from equipment to the well being of the cosmonauts. These included specialists in heat exchange and hygiene, survival clothing, surgery, and training staff. Initially cosmonaut candidates were housed at the nearby Frunze Central Airfield (Moscow), followed by an apartment block in Chkalovsky before eventually moving to the newly built apartments on site where they would remain with their families throughout training. (Read more about Yury Gagarin Cosmonauts training center)

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Roundtrip transportation by air conditioned comfortable vehicle
  • Professional English, Spanish, French, German or Italian speaking local guide.
  • Fully private tour to ensure personalized experience
Not included

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional expenses

Additional info

The tour price already includes all the taxes & fees, you will not see any of them later during the checkout.

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Departure and Return

Departure: from your Moscow hotel

Return: to your Moscow hotel (or any other place in Moscow that you choose)

Sights included in program

The facility was originally known only as Military Unit 26266, and was a secret training base for Soviet Cosmonaut candidates. The site was chosen for its proximity to Moscow and other infrastructure that would be essential for its function: Chkalovsky Airbase, and the Yaroslavl railroad. The densely forested area was originally a radar range with some existing infrastructure. Military physician Colonel Yevgeny Karpov was appointed as the first ... Read more

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