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- March 5, 2014 at 8:24 am #346361
The Yuri A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) is a Russian training facility responsible for training cosmonauts for their space missions. It is located in Star City, Russia—a name which may refer to the facility itself and to the grounds on which it is located.
The facility was originally known only as Military Unit 26266 or в/ч 26266, and was a secret training base for Soviet Cosmonaut candidates. The site was chosen for its proximity to Moscow and other infrastructure that would be essential for its function: Chkalovsky Airbase, and the Yaroslavl railroad. The densely forested area was originally a radar range with some existing infrastructure
Russian cosmonauts have various types of training and sometimes they train in a huge pool with a 20-tonned space module inside. By the way the water in the pool is distilled.March 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm #429575
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