Be part of a pioneering movement that contributes to the development of advanced commercial aerospace. It’s a more sustainable way of long-distance travel, bypassing the thick air of our atmosphere and gliding without resistance through space. Just using fuel to launch and land, and none mid-air. Only a couple of decades from now, when people will be used to outer-atmosphere traveling – they will look back on the travelers that defined this movement. That could be you. Be a pioneer. Become an astronaut. It will change your life. And, eventually, that of many others.
25 years ago, after endurance tests on the borderline of modern physics, the Star City Training Center chose the FORTIS OFFICIAL COSMONAUTS CHRONOGRAPH as part of their Official Cosmonauts’ equipment. This year starts with a new mission. Not only for the AMADEE-18 astronauts but also for all mankind. It is a mission to discover what humans will have to bear once they landed on Mars. Along that Ivan Kristoff is on a mission to find out how Mars Simulations can help rescuer to be more prepared and their equipment can be more suitable for extreme conditions with Space One Forum. More…
Ivan Kristoff participated in BaselWorld 2015 and BaselWorld 2017 met with the XCOR Team to discuss the possibility to become the New Bulgarian Astronaut to conquer space… Now he works on the new concept to become the First Bulgarian woman to conquer space.
Astronauts say there is nothing that rivals the sensation of being launched to a rolling start. Seeing the earth’s surface around you being morphed into swipes of color while you’re pressed into your pilot seat. And seeing the Earth getting smaller and smaller in your cockpit rear view camera.
ON THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL
30-40 Minutes of gliding back to Earth, enjoying the view all the way from Florida to Brazil.
Returning on the platform, during an official ceremony you will be awarded your astronauts wings in the company of your own personal guests.
MACH 3: SPYPLANE TERRITORY
Only a hand full of CIA and KGB pilots know what’s it like. So will you. More…
M.A.R.S.Forum ще се проведе на 12 април 2019 г. в швейцарските Алпи. Иван Кристоф има традиция да споделя знания и опит с най-добрите от най-добрите световни експерти и организации, които могат да предложат решения за непрекъснато нарастващото развитие на високите сгради в Близкия изток и световната хеликоптерна индустрия.
Follow in the footsteps of Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. Legends who have conquered space. Adventurers who were responsible for a number of ‘firsts’ that had a significant impact on the world. The first man in space. The first man to orbit the Earth. The first man on the moon. You can be a part of history, too. Travel through space with the New Space Expeditions. Take your place to become the First Bulgarian woman to conquer space.
OUR MISSION IS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT DECADE TO SEND THE FIRST BULGARIAN WOMAN IN SPACE AND RETURN HER TO SAFETY.
XCOR Space Expeditions offered flights, reaching the edge of space, an altitude of 60 kilometers. Now with Virgin Galactic we can reach the internationally recognized boundary of space, more than 100 kilometers above Earth. One moment it’s all roaring rocket engines, G-forces and vibrations. The next: perfect silence, unlike anything you have experienced on Earth. Astronauts say this is one of the most profound moments of space flight.
As soon as the engines switch off, you are weightless. An extreme sensation.
103 KM, PAST THE KARMAN LINE
You’re in space and officially an astronaut. 6 Minutes of enjoying Planet Earth as only 500 people did before.
ENGINE CUT-OFF: PERFECT SILENCE
One moment it’s all roaring rocket engines, G-forces and vibrations. The next: perfect silence, unlike anything you have experienced on Earth. Astronauts say this is one of the most profound moments of space flight.
Sit tight and enjoy the view. And what a view it is. You will be overwhelmed by the vastness of outer space and the brilliance of Earth, as seen from the cockpit, which offers an extremely wide view.
CONTROL FREAKS ONLY
So you’re ready for an adventure in space. Why not experience it sitting right next to the pilot? See what he sees. A firsthand experience of traveling into space, sitting right where the action is. Not the backseat… in the cockpit. No other passengers, just you and the pilot.
SCIENCE, NOT FICTION
Every flight offers the opportunity to conduct research on board. Specially designed compartments carry research materials that may, or may not, react to zero gravity, for instance. The crew – the pilot and yourself – may even be asked to carry out specific research tasks. So, you can also contribute to scientific development!
In 2012, Ivan Kristoff participated in Fortis Swiss Made Watches Space Art Contest. In 2015 Ivan is organizing an Aerial Rope Access Photo Shoot Experience around the world as part of his “Mentors and Apprentices” Program. This Arts Initiative brings experienced pilots, rope access technicians, artists, musicians and aerial photographers with highly promising young artists to collaborate a one-to-one mentoring relationship. The program will start during Intersec 2018 and we hope to initiate enriching dialogue between artists of different generations, and cultures, fulfilling its aim to make a significant contribution to the visual presentation of the aviation industry. More…
We are welcoming you to join us in a an exciting project that we will share with our friends and pilots from the Air Forces, foreign agencies and private aviation. This year we will explore new ways to train by taking advantage of the most advanced technology in mobile computing, medical devices, heart rate monitors, GPS positioning systems, etc. With a team of professional athletes, doctors and trainers, we will document our progress, explore new ways for training endurance under pressure and measure our results. All data will be shared with volunteer and professional rescue teams at no cost to them. In fact we have discussed the partnership in networking with pilots and people who are interested to participate in this initiative.
This year will be the Preparation Phase for the three year project. At the Intersec in Dubai, we are planing to present our research and development or Air Rescue projects. Soon we will be organizing the Highest Wireless Video Conference and Summit for Rope Rescue training, on Mt. Everest. Our next project is to make a film for the 65th Anniversary of the first official ascend on Mt. Everest. If all is well, we hope to have a great presentation for the Intersec 2019 and you are invited to join us for the thrill. More…
Who says that there is no place for innovation on Mt. Everest? With the new formed team of E.V.E.R.E.S.T. (Extreme Vertical rEscue, Rope accEss and Safety insTructors) you can expand your knowledge in rope access and learn about a new way of training for high-altitude Search and Rescue and helicopter rope rescue operations! More…
Climbing solo at high altitude – Lessons from the highest point of Europe – 18,510 feet (5,642 meters). Before becoming a student of the University of Toronto, Ivan Kristoff joined a national climbing expeditions to climb Mt. Elbrus. He went just for the fun of it, but the lessons he learned from this journey, shaped his focus on safety and responsible training for people who want to venture into the world of high altitude rope access. Here is the short story of his experience. More…
A small company created in Toronto is now a consulting legend known around the world. The company has combined innovation and bold solutions to some of the most dare-devil responses on some of the tallest buildings in the world. Founded by Ivan Kristoff in 1993, it company became the world’s first company to explore the rope access on buildings higher than 553meters. Its reputation is built over the years by completing some of the most challenging rope access projects in high-rise environment and helicopter operations. One of them is the first exterior repair on the top of the tallest tower in the world, during winter extreme conditions and winds above 60km/h. More…
The M.A.R.S.Forum will be held on April 12, 2019 in the Swiss Alps. Ivan Kristoff has the tradition to share knowledge and experience with the best of the best world experts and organisations that can offer solutions to the constantly increasing high-rise building development in the Middle East and the world’s helicopter industry
Ivan Kristoff has been involved in several high-profile construction projects, in which he utilized systems and solutions that he learned from caving. At early age, he dreamed of going where no one has gone before. That was a daring ambition for a child, who had no knowledge of the dangers and obstacles of achieving such a dream. He was naive, as a kid could be naive about in this childish ambition. But soon, when he enter the underground vertical world, he realized that being small and naive can help you achieve your dreams and go where the others can not. More…
The Underwater Exploration teammates of the International Vertical Access Network provide a multidisciplinary training for rope access at extreme heights and depths.
Team members are encouraged to train in harsh and versatile environment in order to be prepared to work efficiently extreme conditions and crisis situations. We have a strong bond with the under water sports, because work at high level of risks and rapid access aerial/ vertical operations require the learning of proper breathing and relaxation techniques. More…
“I would like to thank all my friends and partners who stood by me in some of the most daring aerial experimental project and training in difficult and extremely risky situations. Many times we broke the helicopter manufacturing restrictions of MI 17 helicopter with the Bulgarian Air Forces Tactical Aviation. Special thanks to the Commanders and members of Bulgarian Air Base 24 and 26, Air Police Wing (Special Air Surveillance Unit), Gendarmeria Air Wing, the Faculty of “Firefighting and Safety” of the Academy of the Ministry of Interior and volunteer rescuers with whom we had a very fruitful experience.
I greatly appreciate their friendship and bravery. With some of them we went into extreme and scary situations in the air, be we got out of them safely and with very unique experience.”
Ivan is the world-famous expert in repair and rescue on high rise structures, as such, since he has established relationships with Police/Fire and rescue organizations across North America and Europe, he is the perfect person for YAK TELECOM to engage in the following PR event…
Dear Ivan: I am writing you to thank you for your participating in this years Lastman Invitational Golf Classic. This annual event would have been possible without your support. Many charities have benefited from this event over the years and this year is no different. The money you’ve helped us raise (over$120,000) during the tournament will be going to the Liver Study Unit of the Mount Sinai Hospital, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation and the Canadian Liver Foundation. There has always been a special place in my heart for those who have contributed to this two-day event. I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to you for helping make this tournament a great success. All good things eventually come to an end and on behalf of the Lastman Invitational organizing committee, volunteers, sponsors and participant, I’d like to thank you for making the last Mayor Mel’s Invitational Charity Golf Classic the best yet. We couldn’t have done it without you.