Friday, January 15, 2010

Plesetsk Cosmodrome

"The spaceport itself is located much more faraway from any signs of civilizations than its counterpart, Baikonur cosmodrome, and nowadays is believed to be the northernmost spaceport in the world. Decision about construction of the spaceport was put forward in 1957. An aim of top secret project was not a complicated one, nuclear device was supposed to reach the territory of a would-be aggressor as soon as possible. From these very considerations, the location area nearby Arkhangelsk city was chosen just right. Only in 1963, on account of expansion of space activities the issue of launching space vehicles from the spaceport was brought about."

It is nice that this article shows people in addition to the hardware that we all love; there are lots of rocket scientists in Russia.

From the unstoppable English Russia web page.

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