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    Cradle of Space Travel: Russian Cosmonauts Training Center in Pictures

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    • The Yuri A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center
    • Cosmonaut training on centrifuge
    • Yury Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
    • Cosmonaut training group members study space equipment
    • Cosmonauts emergency landing survival training in winter conditions in marshlands
    • Russian cosmonaut robot displayed at Cosmonauts Training Center
    • Crew of Soyuz 11 spacecraft training inside spacecraft simulator, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
    • Cosmonaut Boris Yegorov
    • At the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre
    • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Yuri Gagarin Research and Testing Cosmonaut Training Center
    • Centrifuge at Cosmonaut Training Center
    • Cosmonaut Patrick Baudry of France
    • Yury Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center
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    The facility was originally known as Military Unit 26266, and was a secret training base for Soviet Cosmonaut candidates.
    Above: The Yuri A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center.

    The Yuri A. Gagarin Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center celebrates its 55th anniversary on January 11. It is the Russian training facility responsible for training cosmonauts for their space flights. The center became the cradle of space travel, opening the way to the stars for humanity.


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