Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy
Name: ORLAN-DMA-GN suit      Excessive pressure: 0.40 kg / sm2
Weight: 247 lbs / 112 kg Length of a cable: 164 ft / 50 m
Astronaut Training Itinerary:

   Day one - Arrival in Moscow. Meeting at Sheremetyevo International/ Domodedovo Airport. You will be accommodated in a Cosmos Hotel.

   Day two - You will be transferred to the Russian Star City, located in 15.5 miles / 25 km to the east from Moscow, by the company's comfortable bus, together with a guide-interpreter. After small medical check (physical condition, psychological stability) experts of Star City will tell about main elements of the ORLAN extra-vehicular Space Suit, rules of an entrance, closing and an exit from a Suit, instructions for use communication, the safety precautions, etc.

Your Astronaut Training simulates all real operations on the ORLAN Space Suit outside ISS. The crane-beam clings a Suit and immersion him in water. Swimmers will execute balancing, placing in special pockets on sleeves, legs and back a suit weights of mass about 0.5 kg. This to a ORLAN Space Suit gives zero buoyancy and indifferent balance. Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy begins.

Then you execute one of works which is carried out usually by cosmonauts being in a outer space. You will be supervised by instructors and dive masters as you simulate operating tools and walking in space.

   Day three - Day of departure from Russia. Our guide-interpreter will deliver you to Sheremetyevo International/Domodedovo Airport, Moscow.

Details of Astronaut Training:

* The price of Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy is given for 1 person.

We hope for a good condition of your health. The contra-indications are: hypertension of a high level, ischemia, fungous diseases, and oncological diseases.

Your Height should be from 5.41 ft / 1,65 m to 6.23 ft / 1,90 m, normal body-build.

The duration of Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy (from departure before returning) no more than 5.0 - 5.5 hours.You have to send passport information not later than 30 days before Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy. Please, learn others conditions and details of the reservation for this Astronaut Training.


Please, contact RusAdventures before Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy if you are interested in:

  • special video recording of your Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy
  • supper with cosmonaut in the Russian Star City restaurant (after this Astronaut Training)
  • second/third Russian Astronaut Training. For example, Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy and Astronaut Training: Centrifuge or Astronaut Training: ORLAN Space Suit or other Astronaut Training (before Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy or after this Astronaut Training)
  • association of several tours in Star City (at your choice)
  • first/second Russian Space Tour. For example, Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy and Russian Mission Control Center or Russian Main Space Museum or Moscow Space Museum or other Space Tour (before or after Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy or on any other day of your staying in Moscow)
  • other tours (before Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy or after Astronaut Training) in Moscow and/or Moscow Region (at your choice) and also
  • accommodation in another Moscow Hotel. For example, Marco Polo Presnja Hotel, Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya Hotel, Renaissance Moscow Hotel, Marriot Grand Hotel or others, if the Cosmos Hotel does not suit you
  • combining business in Russia and Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy during your visit to Moscow (only Astronaut Training in Star City, without all services)

Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy

Training in a outside space... in Star City

All the crews cosmonauts which have made an spacewalk, have had training preparation in Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. In this Hydrolab of the Russian Star City (Moscow region) you too can test sensations of the cosmonaut working on the external surface of ISS in a ORLAN extra-vehicular Suit. Clad in ORLAN Space Suit, dive into the water as you train for your space walk "outside" ISS, as the participant Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy.

Dates of Astronaut Training:

The Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy is not possible in any workday. On Saturday and Sunday, as well as on Russian official State Holidays the Star City is closed and the Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy is not possible. Therefore, please contact us to specify possible dates of this Astronaut Training in Russian Star City.

$ 12,780.00 per person *   
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Astronaut Training includes:

  • visa support, permission for entry and visiting of the Russian Star City
  • meeting/departure at Sheremetyevo International/Domodedovo Airport
  • transfers between Airport and Cosmos Hotel, Hotel and Star City
  • 3 days/2 nights stays at Cosmos Hotel 4* (standard single room)
  • Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy (1.0-1.25 hours)
  • interpreter (English, German, French)
  • photo and video shooting in the Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy
  • digital photos (you, Neutral Buoyancy tank and Russian Star City)
  • certification of Astronaut Training
  • assistance from RusAdventures
Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy

Last checks before immersing in Hydropool of Russian Star City. Astronaut Training: Neutral Buoyancy proceeds.

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