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Commander -
Akihiko Hoshide

Flight engineers:
leg Novitskiy
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Tomas Pesquet



Buran sets forward to Sirius

June 27, 2017

The ceremony of transfering Buran reusable orbital vehicle full-size mockup used in the eighties for ground tests to Sirius Educational Centre (Sochi) will take place in RSC Energia on Tuesday, June 27.

Buran will become a part of Sirius Science and Art Park popular science exhibition about space with original items, interactive multimedia installations and exhibits. The exhibition will open in 2018.

The mockup was disassembled and prepared for transportation to Sochi. After the entire matching of mockup compartments exterior view and interior to Buran vehicle flight model, the mockup will be installed at Sirius Centre.

In the course of recovery works the specialists will install the internal equipment, cabins and armchairs, will reproduce the interior decoration and will make an external protective cover and affiliation marks.

Sirius Science and Art Park is a multifunctional public space being established in the building of the Olympics former Major Media Centre for the purpose of the Russian science and high technologies, musical and decorative art, ballet achievements popularization.

In the Park there are already created dozens of design and research scientific work laboratories, workshops, expositions and exhibition rooms, educational audiences, musical and ballet classes where Sirius Educational Centre pupils study and all-Russia scientific and technical festivals and engineering competitions take place.

This year for the first time Sirius Science and Art Park opened the doors for Sochi guests and habitants: scientific and creative master classes and excursions around laboratories, lecture halls, family weekend programs, classical music and ballet concerts, art exhibitions became available to them.

In 2018 in Sirius Science and Art Park the first order of the largest in the world natural-scientific exhibition complex will be opened for popularization of the Russian science and high technologies achievements. As early as July 2017, the activities will begin in the entry area (outside) to create recreation space, which main dominant will become Buran orbital vehicle with the interactive exposition inside. The Cosmodrome will be the first area open to the Park visitors, and it will include popular science exhibition and planetarium with the dome 15 meters in diameter.

Since 2016 Sirius Science and Art Park has been developing scientific and research cluster with the participation of the leading universities, scientific research institutes, advanced Russian companies and innovative startups. The joint work within specialized educational programs is carried out in this area by the talented pupils and students: Sirius graduates, experts, engineers, scientists.

In the mid eighties Buran orbital vehicle full-size mockup was used as part of bench for complex electrical tests, software development, electrical radio-technical tests of the vehicle systems and equipment. Since 1992 the mockup was preserved and was in the safekeeping.

According to the preparation and transportation schedule the next stage after the transfer ceremony will be the cargo trawls transport column moving on route MRHW (Moscow Ring Highway) 4 highway, which is planned for June 29-30. On July 3 the column arrives to the port Caucasus, where Buran will be reloaded on a sea craft. On July 5 there will be the arrival to the port Imeretinskiy (The Olympic port in Sochi), and then there will be the transportation to Sirius.

RSC Energia is the leader in the rocket and space industry, and the prime contractor for manned space systems. The Corporation conducts work on the development of unmanned space and rocket systems (launch vehicles and orbital transfer vehicles), and high-technology systems for various non-space applications. Since August 2014, the Corporation is headed by Vladimir SOLNTSEV.

ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation established in August of 2015 in order to conduct a comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry in Russia. State Corporation Roscosmos assures implementation of the Government policies in the field of space activities and provides for them a legal and regulatory framework, as well as places orders for the development, production and delivery of space hardware and space infrastructure facilities. The functions of the State Corporation also include development of international cooperation in space, and creating conditions for using results of space activities in social and economic development of Russia.

Sirius Educational Centre was opened by the Foundation Talent and success in 2015 on the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin chaired its board of guardians. The Foundation was established by the outstanding Russian people of science, sports and art. Sirius task is to find the most resultative pupils in the regions of Russia, to develop and support them, to summarize and distribute best practices of working with talents.
Monthly 600 talented pupils are enlisted to the profound educational programs, 200 by each direction (science, sports and art). The young mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists, musicians, artists, ballet dancers, writers, hockey players, figure skaters and chess players live and study together, which gives them a unique experience of interdisciplinary and creative communication. Study, stay and travel to Sirius are free for children. The program lasts for 24 days and includes profound profile study under the guidance of the leading Russian teachers, coaches and scientists, master classes and creative meetings, developmental leisure, recreation activities. Teaching is carried out on the basis of the infrastructure which was built for the Winter Olympic Games 2014.






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