Weightless/EVA training building:Star City Russia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 55° 52.524 E 038° 07.209
37U E 444950 N 6192562
Quick Description: This round building houses a water tank used for cosmonaut training.
Location: Russia
Date Posted: 9/23/2007 2:04:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM28QH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 67

Long Description:
Except for the entrance foyer this four story building is a perfect circle. It's located in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (popularly known as Star City) near Moscow. It houses a huge water tank, 23 meters in diameter, 12 meters deep, capable of holding a submerged space station module. Here cosmonauts train underwater in simulated weightless conditions for working in space both inside and outside space modules.

The building is included in tours of Star City. Exhibits in the foyer show its use and construction.
Building Address:
Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
Chkalovskoye, Russia

Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 07/01/1980

What is the name of this building?: Weightless Training Building - Hydro Laboratory

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