The Sky's No Limit!

The sky is no longer the limit for the 18 LHS students who took part in an ‘out of this world’ trip to Moscow recently.  The group of students travelled to Russia during half term on their space-themed trip.  Whilst there, they had the opportunity to visit the Russian Space Training Centre in Star City which has been training cosmonauts for the past 60 years.  During the 6 days, the students met two Russian cosmonauts, Aleksandr Volkov and current working cosmonaut, Aleksandr Samokutyayev,  who is due to launch to the International Space Station in 2018.  The students all received signed copies of photographs from the cosmonauts  and had the chance to talk to them about their experiences. All  of the students had an amazing time and some had the rare opportunity to wear a space suit which had been worn by a cosmonaut in space!   The group also got to visit some of the main tourist attractions in Moscow such as The Kremlin and Cathedral of Christ the Savoir.  Lydia Heymans-Ney said 'It was the best thing I've ever done in my life'. Cameron Ferguson said 'I have been inspired to become an astronaut, like Tim Peake!'

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