- Experience the amazing feeling of weightlessness
- Tour the Russian cosmonaut facility
- Discover the history and stories behind the Russian space programme
Cleared for take-off: this astonishing flight experience, brand-new to the Tinggly portfolio and sure to become one of our most popular. This is your chance to know how it feels to be completely weightless, as you take a trip in a specially-designed plane from the official Russian Cosmonaut Training Facility in Star City. After a medical checkup and full safety briefing, you’ll fly for up to 2 hours, during which at 10 points you’ll have around 25 seconds of pure weightlessness, able to float around the cabin just as real cosmonauts do in space. As you would expect, a lot of preparation is required before your flight, so you’ll begin your stay by meeting the mission director, your instructors and your fellow passengers, and taking the physical test that ensures your safety. Later, you’ll have a special guided tour of the world-famous Yuri Gagarin Museum that explains the epic history of Russian and Soviet space exploration. Relax on the evening of Day 2, because on Day 3, you fly!
You’ll be transported to the Chaikovsky Air Base for the final security briefings before taking your position in the plane’s cargo bay. Just the sensation of taking off, knowing what is to come, is unreal. After your weightless experience you’ll return to your hotel to relax in the pool and sauna. The next day, as the tour winds to an end, you’ll enjoy a VIP guided tour of the Cosmonaut Training Centre, with cosmonauts and astronauts in training for missions to the ISS. You’ll see the giant hydrolab, inside the Mir space station, and the training simulators, gaining a full understanding of what it takes to put a person into space. A further visit to the Monino Air Force Museum, to see vintage planes dating as far back as the 1800s, is provided. That evening as you say goodbye, you’ll dine with a real-life cosmonaut, trade stories and memories of this incredible Russia gift experience. Time allowing you’ll also have a brief stop in Red Square before leaving. The Tinggly feeling is guaranteed, and the memories of this trip will last you a lifetime.