Located in Russia, Star City — opened in 1980 — is a state of the art training facility for astronauts. Its “pool is capable of accommodating a 20-tonne space station module, and has a depth of 12metres, a diameter of 23metrers and a volume of 5,000 cubic metres.” Video tour after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Bizarrely, the top security facility also occasionally allows tourists to suit up for a simulated mission.Equipped with health sensors, all any budding cosmonaut has to do is match the height, weight and medical requirements established by the Russian Space Agency.

[via DailyMail]