Baikonur Cosmodrome in Big, Beautiful Pictures

I am so drawn » 9/24/08 4:20pm 9/24/08 4:20pm to all things . It's been Russia's primary spaceport since 1955—the world's oldest. Maybe it's the sharpness of the pop in my mind when considering many of humankind's most stunning moments of excelsior have originated from the dusty, rusty Kazakh steppe. Maybe it's because Sergio Leone should have made…

Soviet Outpost In Kazakhstan Slated To Be America's Spaceport For Four…

Baikonur is the former Soviet spaceport that put Yuri Gagarin into space and—despite regime change and an uncomfortable proximity to Borat—is still active. This year it provided the launch pad for American billionaire Charles Simonyi and the first Malaysian cosmonaut, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. According to the AP, once… » 10/22/07 3:00pm 10/22/07 3:00pm