One guy from fotoduet.ru got a trip to a Russian space agency, near the Moscow city.
That’s a place where all the Russian austronauts, as well as commercial space travellers are being trained before their trip to space.
Here is his photos from that place, with some comments.
This is the place where the astronauts live during their training period. All the servicemen with their families, engineers and other people working in the Russian space agency live here also, total there are 7500 people in this small town around the space agency.
That’s a lobby of one of the training centers.
“We keep manned MIR mission going”
Yeah, under the water now.
From this building the manned MIR station was controlled.
This is a full-size working model of Russian space station “MIR” which was taken down to ocean recently.
That’s a monument of Gagarin, the first man in space ever. He says “Preved!” (hello, on russian) to all the people entering Russian space agency.
That’s a full-size simulator of descent vehicle.
One more simulator.
Some Russian space artefact.
From this room some of the simulators are being controlled. Check out the phone.
The simulator from inside. It’s very cramped in there.
Simulator control panel, back from 70s.
Cool things back from 70s.
The scientific branch of space agency.
This is a Russian space station inside of a giant pool, underwater.
This is the inner corridor of these pool with windows coming inside the pool where the station is located. Instructors control astronauts from here.
These are parts of the current International space station.
This is the bathroom inside of Russian segment of ISS. You can easily guess about what is for the thing with the white cover. And the thing with the yellow cover works like vaccum cleaner, used for the urination needs of the astronauts. It’s being said that women-astronauts experience difficulties with using that thing.
This one is a fully-working part of Russian ISS module. It works and is used to train Russian astronauts. It’s being built totally from Russian components, according to its exterior some of the components could come back from 70s.
This is the passage between two rooms in ISS.
That’s the author himself. This place may look familiar to some of you, because right from the same place in space astronauts communicate with control center on the Earth.
That’s a fan. You can take it from the wall and use for your needs.
All the “on-board” documentation is being stored in the soft bags.
Those handles are all over the ISS modules. In weightlessness state in space they come very handy.
Those headphones don’t look so stylish but you can through them down from the Empire State Building and they would not break.
Another copy of Russian International Space Station module. A lot of handles and inside the walls there are scientific equipment.
That’s a commanding point, the one from which astronauts talk with Earth.
Same place, now without any astronauts as they can be seen from the Earth.
This is how this ISS modules look from outside. They are now covered with cellophane because renovation occurs in space agency these days.
That’s a centrifuge, astronauts here are being trained to stand overload up to 8G, though the device can produce 30G overloads. The cabin inside rotates on two axis.
The room with the centrifuge is being locked as a bank depositary.
And that’s some shots from the “Museum of Austronatics” in Russian Space agency.
That’s special pants. Astronauts use them to make extra blood flush to legs, because in space they don’t use legs much and legs can suffer without enough blood.
This suit is being used to stimulate austronaut’s muscles. You can hardly move in this suit thus your muscles work hard and receive training. It’s important in space. Though it’s being said austronauts don’t like to use this suit, but they have to.
That was a Gagarin room, the guy who flew to space for the first time. All Russian austronauts come here to sit quitely for a couple of minutes right before the launch.