Cosmonaut Leadership


Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre

You will have the privilege of staying at the high security YGCTC. Tours will include; the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, where Cosmonauts and Astronauts train underwater for space walking, the world’s largest Centrifuge which simulates the effects of different gravitational forces on the Cosmonauts and Astronauts and the Gagarin Museum that charts the history for the Russian Space Programme.


Space Suit Training

The “Sokol” crew suit is the main lifesaver for the crew members inside the spacecraft. Understand how the suit creates its own pressure, how to work in the suit and how it saves lives. Train in how to don the space suit and how to work in it.

Soyuz Spacecraft Training

Training in how to live and work in the Soyuz spacecraft; how to understand controls relating to launch, orbiting the Earth, docking with the space station and re-entry, together with how to handle cargo and life support systems.

Getting Suited Up for Space Walking

Training in the composition, operating principles, how to help crewmates, how to work and keep safe in Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) space walking suits.


Mission Control Training

Train at Star City in the Moscow Mission Control Centre in launch, orbit, docking and re-entry control. Visit the Russian Mission Control Centre in Moscow.

Soyuz Manned Spacecraft Rendezvous & Docking

Train on the simulators that are used by Cosmonauts and Astronauts to master rendezvous and docking in space.

MIR Space Station Mock-up Practical

Carry out Astronaut and Cosmonaut training activities and accomplish tasks inside the MIR space station training mockup.


Cosmonaut & Astronaut Survival Training

undertake training like the Astronauts and Cosmonauts who are prepared for survival in case their capsule on return to Earth lands in a wilderness environment.

See the sights of Moscow

See the sights of Moscow, including Red Square and the Kremlin