There are some trips that must be made time and time again, during every instance of the Summer Program - like the tour of the Kremlin and other “must-see” Moscow landmarks. Additionally, this week we’ve once again had the pleasure of visiting the headquarters of RT for an inside look at the International news station that “Questions More”. A new destination for the 2018 Summer Session is a double-tour dedicated to cosmonautics. Following today's in-depth discussion of the Shtockman project and Russian-Norwegian energy cooperation, our students went on to visit the central Cosmonautics Museum of Moscow, followed by a trip to the nearby Space Exhibit in the beautiful International Exposition Center, formerly known as VDNKh. Our students learned about the Soviet and Russian input into leading mankind to the space age, and got to see unique items from the International Space Station, as well as real spacecraft and true-to-life copies of ISS and MIR space modules. The expo center is within walking distance of the cosmonautics museum, so we took the trip by foot - which allowed us the opportunity to see the fantastically decorated and restored, ornamentally designed historical buildings of the International Exposition center, as well as as monuments like the gold-encrusted Friendship of Nations Fountain and the Buran and Soyuz spaceships.