You Can Take an Exclusive Tour of the Russian Space Program for $14,500

Michele Debczak
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Space fanatics can now sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of one history's most accomplished space programs—they just have to be willing to pay the $14,495 price tag. As Travel and Leisure reports, the MIR Corporation is offering an exclusive nine-day tour of the Russian space program this fall.

During the tour, guests will be taken through the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow's Star City. Highlights will include a look at a space station simulator and the Star City Museum. For anyone who wants to get in touch with their inner cosmonaut, there will be opportunities to slip into real space suits, ride in the world’s largest centrifuge, and take a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity.

The real selling point of the trip is the Soyuz rocket launch, which tour guests will get to witness live alongside "top international space officials" and veterans of the program. The next day, the group will be treated to video of the spacecraft docking at the International Space Station streamed live into a VIP seating gallery at Mission Control Center.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this out-of this-world opportunity, groups of up to 16 travelers can book the tour now for September 17 to the 25.

[h/t Travel and Leisure]

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