The space port of the former Soviet Union when it raced against the United States in space domination was the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soviet Union actually won the race to outer space, and the first ever space launch facility in the world was this one in the desert steppe of Kazakhstan.
Vostok 1, the first manned spacecraft in the history of the human race, was launched in a Baikonur launch pad called Gagarins Start. The first person that was launched outside planet earth is a Kazakh cosmonaut. Baikonur is the largest continuing space launch facility [Read more…]