USA Today.com Features MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program

USA Today.com Features MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program

The travel section of USA Today.com features “a less pricey alternative” to a seat on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactica suborbital flight – MIR Corporation’s small group tour, Inside the Russian Space Program. Beginning with optional cosmonaut training at Moscow’s “Star City,” the journey culminates in the VIP seating section of a live launch of a Soyuz rocket on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) from a launch pad on the Kazakh steppe. Back in Moscow, travelers are present at Mission Control Center for the live satellite feed of the Soyuz docking at the ISS (read more).

(Top photo credit: Douglas Grimes)

PUBLISHED: June 20, 2012