Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

This posting is devoted to the review of the routines Russian space travellers undergo before they reach for the stars. All the activities are happening in the “Star City” – 25 km away from Moscow. This place trains space heroes since 1960. They strive to prepare them for all the dangers and possibilities of the space travel. Let’s see how it goes.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Most of the machines here are produced as a single unit in the world.  For example this is the biggest in the world centrifuge. The Swedish company made it for Soviet Union and received 11 tons of gold as a payment.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

For this huge money they made a unique machine that can imitate 30G overload rotating body of man in all directions.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Also there is possibility to change temperature, humidity, pressure etc inside of the cabin.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

While the cosmonaut is rotating there experiencing huge G’s seven doctors control his body measurments.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

This attraction is also open for general public. For a “small” payment of around $1200 you can get a few minute ride on this monster.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Then another thing there is a huge pool with a space ship inside. It’s 12 meter deep and can fit there full sized ISS modules duplicates they have there in stock. Before they used “MIR” station copy but threw it away when it got out of service.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Cosmonauts use space suits inside pool with lead load mounted to achieve zero-floating.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Underwater conditions are mimicking zero gravity.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

When they need to change configuration of the station they raise it and rebuild.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Those are the landing capsules training machine of modern landing SOYUZ space ship modules.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

And this is a docking device to connect SOYUZ to ISS.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

This place looks like a museum but it is not. Many of the spaceship copies were actually used right now for training of future cosmonauts.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

However visitors are around as well.

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

A copy of a space gun.

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3 thoughts on “Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City”

  1. Ok what is up with the fake space gun? Of all the damn pistolas on earth the coolest one would be a space gun. Is it some kind of secret weapon? lol

    • This is museum maket/model of TP-82

      The TP-82 was a triple-barrelled Soviet pistol that was carried by cosmonauts on space missions. It was intended as a survival aid to be used after landings and before recovery in the Siberian wilderness.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TP-82

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