Exploring the Baikonur Cosmodrome

Tue 11th Jul 2017


This has very little to do with model making but we saw this video and thought it was awesome. Brave and dangerous, but awesome. 

Exploring the Unbeaten Path are a group of Dutch explorers who admit themselves that this was their craziest and most dangerous journey yet.

The Baikonur Cosmodrome is a spaceport in southern Kazakhstan that has been the location of some of the most important events in space history, including the launch of Sputnik 1, Earth's first artificial satellite in 1957, and Vostok 1, the first human spaceflight carried out by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. 

The model of the spaceplane featured in this video is known as a Buran space shuttle, which translates from Russian as "Snowstorm" or "Blizzard". Only one of these spaceplanes was ever completed.

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