Baikonur the best site for launching human being: Nazarbayev
In words of President of Kazakhstan, this site is chosen as a result of a great study.
Head of state Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev listed the advantages of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The Presidential TV and Radio Complex posted a video fragment on its page in Instagram, BNews.kz informed.
“Baikonur is the best cosmodrome for launching a human being: firstly, all of this is calculated at the equator, where the largest load of force is carried into space, the quickest man's escape into space is here. As a result of extensive study this site was chosen,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
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Baikonur is fully equipped with facilities for launching both manned and unmanned spacecraft. The cosmodrome is the world's first and largest operational space launch facility. Many historic flights lifted off from Baikonur. the first manned and orbital flight by Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961; and the flight of the first woman in space, in 1963.