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11 Facts About Baikonur Cosmodrome
The Baikonur Cosmodrome is the world's first spaceport for orbital and human launches and the largest operational space launch facility.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome was established on 2 June 1955 by the former Soviet Ministry of Defence.
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Under the current Russian management, Baikonur Cosmodrome remains a busy spaceport, with numerous commercial, military and scientific missions being launched annually.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome is the site from which Venera 9 and Mars 3 were launched.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome is fully equipped with facilities for launching both crewed and uncrewed spacecraft.
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Once part of the Soviet Railroad Troops, the Baikonur Cosmodrome Railway is served by a dedicated civilian state company.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome has two on-site multi-purpose airports, serving both the personnel transportation needs and the logistics of space launches .
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Baikonur Cosmodrome's museum holds many objects related to Gagarin, including the ground control panel from his flight, his uniforms, and soil from his landing site, preserved in a silver container.
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