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Star City, Russia

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Star City: Russia's Cosmonaut Camp

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield trains in a Soyuz Simulator in Star City, Russia.

Star City is a common name of an area in Moscow Oblast, Russia, which has since the 1960s been home to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC). Officially, the area was known as "closed military townlet No. 1" and at various times had also been designated as Shchyolkovo-14 (Щёлково-14) and Zvyozdny (Звёздный).
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