Our program begins with a private gala dinner and welcome lectures at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space with our study leaders, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mike Shara, and James Oberg. Continue to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., and Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to enjoy an unprecedented red carpet tour of the grounds and witness a possible Space Shuttle launch. The stateside portion of the program culminates at Johnson Space Center in Houston, where we attend high-level meetings with astronauts and administrators to discuss the Apollo, Shuttle, and Space Station programs. Continue to Russia to trace the evolution of the Soviet space program, explore the MIR Space Station Simulator, and speak with Russian officials and cosmonauts about current efforts of Russian-American cooperation in space. Observe a Soyuz launch and enjoy the opportunity to train as cosmonauts in an optional zero-gravity flight or other training activities.
**NOTE: I have no financial connection to this! A friend is one of the expert tour guides and clued me in to it. If you're interested, check it out at the link!