Space ship launch on Baikonur cosmodrome
Baikonur is the world’s first and also the largest space launch facility. At this time Russian Federation is liaising it in Kazakhstan. Hence Baikonur remains as a busy spaceport. Cosmodrome annually launches numerous missions. And you can visit this spaceport hub. There you can see the launch of Soyuz spaceship. The Spaceship is sent to the Space Station.
Baikonur cosmodrome appeared in 1957. That year the first construction works were completed. There are now starting platforms for new types, assembly areas for rockets. Also, there are fuel stations, missile control, and tracking complexes.
Launchpad number One is the main object of the Baikonur. It also has a second name. It is the “Gagarin launch”. The name is dedicated to Yuriy Gagarin. The launch pad number 31 is the second most important. It is a duplicate for the “Gagarin launch”. Because this launchpad mostly sends cargo ships from there to the ISS. Furthermore, there is also an airfield “Yubileinyi”. It was built for the landing of space shuttles “Buran”.
Above all, the cosmodrome has a museum of the history of astronautics. For example, the museum includes a large building with thousands of exhibits. Even more, there is an exhibition with rocket engines and the space shuttle Buran. Finally, the complex includes the houses of the Korolyov and Gagarin. Korolyov was the father of the Russian cosmonautics. Gagarin was the first cosmonaut of the world.
|Route||Almaty – Kyzyl-orda – Baikonur.|
Tour Price INCLUSIONS:
1. Permission of ROSKOSMOS
2. Admission to the facilities of the Baikonur Spaceport
3. Transport service in the territory of Baikonur
4. Excursions and tour guide service according to the program
5. Transfer Railway station – Hotel – Railway station
6. Permission for photo and video taking
7. Accommodation in Baikonur (from 111 USD per person for 2 nights)
8. Meals (except breakfast)
Tour Price EXCLUSIONS:
1. Train tickets Almaty-Baikonur-Almaty (or airfare Almaty-Kyzylorda-Almaty & transfer Kyzylorda-Baikonur-Kyzylorda)
3. Travel insurance
4. Visas (if required)
6. Personal expenses and other costs beyond the program
Astana sightseeing: Palace of constitution, Hazret Sultan mosque, Palace of peace and Accord, Khan-Shatyr complex and Astana theatre and opera, the third largest in the world opera house designed by Italian designer B. Pacolli.
Astana – Kyzyl – Orda – Baikonur spaceport
Short Kyzyl-orda sightseeing tour. Places to visit in Kyzyl-Orda: railway station (1905 year), Mosque Aitbai (1878 year), Cathedral of our lady Kazan built in Russia byzanthine style (1896 year). Sightseeing tour at Baikonur town: museum of history of space travels, memorials of Soyuz satellite, memorials of outdated space rockets and protons, unique International Space School, memorials of Yurii Gagarin, general Nedelin, memorials with the airplanes AN-12, Il-14, memorial of ballistic rocket CC-17; visit of International Space school.
And you have an opportunity of attending this spaceport hub during the launch of Soyuz spaceship to the International Space Station. Can you imagine that the first in the world rocket with Yuri Gagarin was launched from Baikonur spaceport in 1961.
Transfer from Baikonur to Kyzyl-orda city and from Kyzyl-orda catching a flight to Almaty or Astana in order to visit Astana Expo 2017.