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Travel guide to Baikonur Cosmodrome

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For some reason I’ve always been fascinated by Baikonur Cosmodrome, recently after looking at it on Google Earth I went searching for an annotated map to try and figure out what I could see.

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This is the map that hooked me in
This is the map that hooked me in

I found the blog of this Dutch space enthusiast who went there in 2011 and 2014 to watch Soyuz launches to the ISS. He’s written a series of pieces that comprise a comprehensive guide to visiting the place.

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They are all a fantastic read, I started with this introductory one then went through his 2011 blog in order.

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They can all be found here in the full Kazakhstan section, the lucky Tupolev story is a good one too.

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EDIT: BONUS I forgot to add I also found on google maps that some hero did a 360 walkthrough of the Buran Shuttle they have at the Cosmodrome museum (unflown thermal test model)

Shuttle Buran OK-M

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