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Who are they?

An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. While generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.

An astronaut training in the Micro-Gravity Tank

Until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military, or by civilian space agencies. With the sub-orbital flight of the privately-funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut.

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Multi axis chair

Spun at 360 degrees, the feeling of disorientation is similar to that felt by an RAF pilot or NASA Astronaut.

An astronaut training with Multi axis chair

Lunar Gravity Simulator

Experience the feeling of weightlessness at first hand. Neil Armstrong eat your heart out.

Shuttle Simulator

This training simulator is unique in Europe and will allow the trainees to feel the rush of energy as they control the launch of the shuttle during this Challenger training program.

Mission Control Room

Team work like never before is required to launch the shuttle Challenger safely, remember there are team members aboard. NASA manuals will help you solve the problems that this training program is designed to create.

5DF simulator

You have walked in space, now fly through space without the aid of a tight rope. Seeing is believing.

Micro-Gravity Tank

With the instruction from a scuba diving expert, this optional activity will separate the men from the boys. Again the feeling of weightlessness and the underwater forces will add an extra dimension to your training.