Space: The Final Frontier with MIR Featured in the Toronto Globe and Mail
The March 14 Toronto Globe and Mail suggests MIR’s Russian Space tour as an alternative to a $200,000 dollar Virgin Galactic space flight. And as the Virgin Galactic flight experience takes approximately 2-3 hours, the MIR group trip is the obvious choice for discerning space cadets.
MIR’s tour includes Moscow’s formerly secret Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, a.k.a Star City, where you can undergo some of the same training that astronauts go through before their space flights. This can include a zero-g space flight, centrifuge training and a hands-on lesson in donning an Orlan spacesuit.
Then the group flies to Kazakhstan for front-row seats at a launch of the Soyuz spacecraft on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station. How’s that for up close and personal? For more information about our tour dates and price options, contact Douglas Grimes at 1-800-424-7289 or via email at douglas (at) mircorp (dot) com.
(Top photo credit: Douglas Grimes)
PUBLISHED: March 16, 2011