Let us visit a Star City and look at the working conditions of Russian astronauts.
At the entrance to one of the buildings there is a notice saying that employees must present their secret documents for control. The atmosphere of espionage borders with that of indifference.
The centrifuge is used while training astronauts. The cabin is 18 m away the center. It was built in the end of 1970s in close cooperation of 11 countries. Meanwhile a small door was found in the wall.
There was a Christmas tree in the room and two cabins for the centrifuges.
The centrifugal cabin.
Can it be some secret Soviet information?
A standard Soviet poster.
The guide is saying that the place is very classified. The fact that the object was built by 11 countries doesn’t count.
A modern TVset and an ancient socket.
The front part of the centrifuge.
An unknown conference hall.
The astronaut tell the visitors about the internal structure of the cabin. A person who is inside it occupies the position of an embryo. His condition is controlled by numerous sensors and cameras. He holds a special lever in his hand. In case the person loses his consciousness he will drop the lever and the centrifuge will stop at once.
This special swimming pool is also used for training purposes. To open the door it is necessary to dial a code.
Astronauts in space units occupy their place in the device and start immersion.
The third building contains models of space modules.
A museum is located in the same building.
The cabin is an exact copy of cosmic module.
Model of MIR station.
This is Maxim Suraev, an astronaut from the ISS (International Space Station). He would have posted many pictures of the ISS if a nice Internet connection was available. Now the connection is adjusted and as soon as it happened the American astronaut ordered flowers for his wife right from the orbit.
The people who work in the Star City are very enthusiastic about what they do. They mainly used Soviet developments in their work. Now Government is trying to attract young people to work in the area offering high salaries and affordable housing.