Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

"Baikonur" cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan and is the first and the world's largest space center. More than half of the world's space launches took place here. And when the program eliminated the American "shuttles" Russia is the only country in the world that sends people into space.

 

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Start of construction "Baikonur" started February 12, 1955 and was fully completed in 1957. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s Baikonur Kazakhstan retired and now leased by Russia until 2050. In the picture: The crew's last expedition to the ISS, which was launched from Baikonur May 15, 2012. Left to right: U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

It also adjoins the spaceport Star City — a settlement 25 kilometers from Moscow. The official name — "Center of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training." The main task of the center: training astronauts to fly in space. Most of the residents of Star City — is the astronauts, their families, as well as scientists and engineers.

One of the most well-known and mandatory inspections astronauts — a test of the centrifuge. It should show how people cope with congestion arising at the start and landing.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Training, education and other training activities are taking place at Baikonur. In the photo: Sergei Revin — the latest member of the ISS's trained inside the spaceship Soyuz at Baikonur, May 3, 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Cosmonaut training consist of a variety of tests. One of these activities is a capsule of "Soyuz", which is located in a forest near Star City outside Moscow. January 31, 2012 worked out an emergency landing in forest and swampy areas.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

This exercise extreme touchdown in the winter woods near Star City. Cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov (left), Alexander Misurkin (right) and U.S. astronaut Christopher Cassidy learn to survive in harsh conditions. So the preparation for the flight to the ISS in April 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Baikonur is located and all the adjacent objects on the huge territory, the area of which 6717 square kilometers Photo from orbit, June 17, 2009.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The territory of the Baikonur are 11 assembly building, which posted a 34 complexes for the prelaunch of rockets and spacecraft. In the photo: the preparation of the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-20", December 9, 2010.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

This is an installation of the ship "Progress" in the hangar at Baikonur cosmodrome, December 20, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Baikonur has 9 types of launch facilities, 470 km of railway lines and 1,280 km of roads. Spacecraft on launch pads are delivered by special train.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

"Soyuz TMA-19" carry on one of the launch pads Baikonur cosmodrome, June 13, 2010.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Installation of the "Soyuz TMA-13" on the Baikonur launch site, 10 October 2008.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Recently, the practice tradition — the consecration of the rocket.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

In 2009, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome was launched 24 rockets. This is more than all of the U.S. space centers and 75% of Russian launches for the year, as well as 32% of the global total. Before the start of the spacecraft all try to climb higher. Baikonur, October 10, 2009.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmod
rome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The launching of the "Soyuz-FG" with "Soyuz TMA-21", 5 April 2011. Slow shutter speed when shooting allows you to see the trail from the rocket and star tracks.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The pool is the layout of the International Space Station, where exercise classes before the flight to the ISS. Star City outside Moscow, February 18, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka in training in Star City, June 29, 2011. A May 15, 2012 as part of Expedition 31, he went to the ISS.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

This training astronauts from the Japanese Space Agency. Star City, Russia, January 23, 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

In addition, at the Star City cosmonaut fulfill the most complex emergencies.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Training on a swivel chair in Star City is aimed at the vestibular system to smooth the adverse effects in the period of adaptation to weightlessness, February 4, 2009.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Training and development of actions during the emergency landing on the water surface, 18 August 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov (son of Alexander Volkov, the world's first cosmonaut in the second generation) is under observation in the chamber of Star City, April 6, 2011. In the hyperbaric chamber man must himself feel like he feels at different altitudes. Various sensors take readings of pressure and heartbeat.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Before the start of all crew members in the lodge hotel "Cosmonaut" and the sign on the door of your room is another local tradition. Baikonur, May 15, 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

At Baikonur launch site delivered rocket "Proton-M" to launch the Canadian spacecraft «Nimiq-6", 14 May 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Transportation of the "Soyuz TMA-22" to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome special train, November 11, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Picture taken with a slow shutter speed, so it can be seen on the tracks supporting missile towers, travel around the sides before the start at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, October 8, 2010.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Beautiful Launch of "Soyuz TMA-04M" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, May 15, 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The launch vehicle "Soyuz-FG" with "Soyuz TMA-02M", June 8, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-16" is approaching ISS for docking, October 2, 2009.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The helicopter is preparing to welcome the astronauts landing at the descent capsule of "Soyuz TMA-02M" near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan, November 22, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Arkalyk, Kazakhstan.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The lander manned spacecraft "S
oyuz TMA-21" landed in Kazakhstan, September 16, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The landing descent vehicle "Soyuz TMA-22" in Kazakhstan, April 27, 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Meeting landed lander spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-02M" near the town of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan, November 22, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The descent vehicle "Soyuz". Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, November 22, 2011.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Return to Earth. Inside the descent capsule, U.S. astronaut Daniel Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin. April 27, 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Star tracks, taken with an exposure of 10-15 minutes from the International Space Station. Distance from Earth — about 240 km, 22 March 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

The composition of the 47 photos taken with a long exposure. In the photo: star tracks, Research Module MRM1 (center) and docked to the ISS on the Russian ship "Progress", March 17, 2012.

  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Star tracks, the Earth and its atmosphere. The composition of the 18 pictures with a long exposure taken with the International Space Station, March 16, 2012.

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