Space Program Shout-out From AFAR and MSN
AFAR Magazine and MSN.com are spotlighting MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program tour in an article entitled, “Train Like a Russian Cosmonaut on This Dream Trip for Space Nerds.”
Fifty years ago, American civilians could only dream of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the Soviet space program as the Cold War and Space Race tensions built up between the two countries. But this fall, you can join MIR Corporation—a Seattle-based adventure travel outfitter that has been giving tours of Russia and its neighboring countries since 1986—on its annual trip inside Russia’s space program.
The article details many of the signature highlights of this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, noting that travelers can “witness the manned launch of the Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), tour the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, and even participate in optional cosmonaut training.”
PUBLISHED: August 23, 2018