aikonur is a place of worship, a fantastic star town, where cosmic exploration started. It is the place, where the first successful artificial Earth Satellite was launched to stars. It was the ship “Sputnik-5” with Belka and Streka on board, and legendary “Vostok” with its first cosmonaut Yuriy Gagarin.
Today, Baikonur rented by Russia until 2050, is the largest Cosmodrome of the world. Annually, more than 20 booster rocket launches occur here. By the way, this amazing performance is available for everyone, and Otrar Travel provides the unique opportunity for you — to make the exciting tour to the famous Cosmodrome. Besides the launch, lucky tourists will see the launch pads, mounting units, spacecraft “Buran”, memorial houses of Gagarin, Korolyov and Titov, visit the international press conference with the crew, and see all preparation stages, including moving out of the rocket and its installation.
Economic version is the excursion to the Cosmodrome on the days without launches. Such tour includes visit to the Cosmodrome History Museum, and it is much cheaper. By the way, the museum is also worth seeing. It gathered not only various satellites models and pieces of rocket technology, but also the genuine board clothing with cosmonauts’ autographs on it, samples of space food and different appliances used in space.
This museum is not far from the Cosmodrome in the town Baikonur. There are also many monuments and memorials to the Space researchers, from Gagarin to Korolyov. Here, you can also see the most impressing monument of Baikonur called the symbol of the town – the full-scale model of the rocket “Soyuz”.
Next starts on Baikonur:
June 6 (Union of the MS09)
July 10 (Progress МS09)