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Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov lives out his dream of being a Russian cosmonaut..sorta (video)

Dec 16, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

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As the NHL still continues its lockout, Flyers goalie llya Bryzgalov is currently playing overseas with CSKA Moscow and during one of his off-days, he decided to take a trip to Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City.

Bryzgalov who made his thoughts on space known during HBO’s Flyers/Rangers 24/7 mini-series got to live out one of his dreams by becoming a Russian Cosmonaut for the day.
Ilya met with legendary cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and was given the grand tour of the facilities. At the pinnacle of his day, Bryzgalov donned a cosmonaut suit and experienced what it might be like blasting off into space with a shuttle simulator.
The below news clip is entirely in Russian but Ilya Bryzgalov walking in a space suit to the Star Wars theme doesn’t need any translation:

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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov gets a chance to be a cosmonaut [Rant Sports]