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Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum: The History of the First Earth Spaceport

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The Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum was established in 1968 on the territory of the world's first and largest operational space launch facility, which was first built by the Soviet Union in the 1950s.

Since its opening, the museum's exposure has expanded significantly. Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum provides in-depth insight into missile construction and the development of space technology. Visitors can find out how space was explored, see a stunning collection of equipment used by cosmonauts and even discover what kind of food they ate in orbit.

© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankThe Buran space shuttle displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum in Kazakhstan. This is the second 11F35 space ship of the first series originally scheduled for a space flight in 1992.
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The Buran space shuttle displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum in Kazakhstan. This is the second 11F35 space ship of the first series originally scheduled for a space flight in 1992.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankA Vostok spaceship's ejection seat with a mannequin displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
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A Vostok spaceship's ejection seat with a mannequin displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankThe Soyuz spaceship's descent module displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
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The Soyuz spaceship's descent module displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankThe Orlan-DMA 5 semi-hard spacesuit on display at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum. Such spacesuits were developed for cosmonauts to work in outer space at the Mir space station in 1988-1997.
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The Orlan-DMA 5 semi-hard spacesuit on display at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum. Such spacesuits were developed for cosmonauts to work in outer space at the Mir space station in 1988-1997.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankAn ignition key from the first intercontinental ballistic missile, displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum. The key was presented to operator Boris Chekunov after Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite was launched into orbit on October 4, 1957. Chekunov went on to work at the launch site for 30 years and launched the Vostok and the Voskhod space ships.
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An ignition key from the first intercontinental ballistic missile, displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum. The key was presented to operator Boris Chekunov after Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite was launched into orbit on October 4, 1957. Chekunov went on to work at the launch site for 30 years and launched the Vostok and the Voskhod space ships.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankThe museum also exhibits the spacesuit of Soviet cosmonaut Nikolai Rukavishnikov, named the Hero of the Soviet Union twice. He was the first civilian spacecraft commander and conducted three missions as part of the Soyuz program in the 1970s.
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The museum also exhibits the spacesuit of Soviet cosmonaut Nikolai Rukavishnikov, named the Hero of the Soviet Union twice. He was the first civilian spacecraft commander and conducted three missions as part of the Soyuz program in the 1970s.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankThe Kosmos 110 satellite displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum. This biosatellite took Veterok and Ugolyok, the last Soviet space dogs, to space in 1966. Their 22-day stay in orbit is still considered the longest space flight accomplished by dogs.
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The Kosmos 110 satellite displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum. This biosatellite took Veterok and Ugolyok, the last Soviet space dogs, to space in 1966. Their 22-day stay in orbit is still considered the longest space flight accomplished by dogs.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankThe Soyuz spaceship control panel is also displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
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The Soyuz spaceship control panel is also displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankOne of the museum expositions is dedicated to the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, who was the first human in space.
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One of the museum expositions is dedicated to the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, who was the first human in space.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankA cottage where Gagarin lived and trained ahead of his first spaceflight in April 1961, can be found on the museum’s grounds. Later, when the cosmonaut returned to Baikonur Cosmodrome, he always stayed at this house.
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A cottage where Gagarin lived and trained ahead of his first spaceflight in April 1961, can be found on the museum’s grounds. Later, when the cosmonaut returned to Baikonur Cosmodrome, he always stayed at this house.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankThe Orlan-DMA 5 semi-hard spacesuit used at the Mir space station weighs an enormous 105 kilos.
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The Orlan-DMA 5 semi-hard spacesuit used at the Mir space station weighs an enormous 105 kilos.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankPhotos of cosmonauts displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
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Photos of cosmonauts displayed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum.
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