DEC 26, 2015 6:41 PM PST

Some History on the Baikonur Cosmodrome

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


Time and time again, the Baikonur Cosmodrome is used to launch rockets into space. Whether it's to get to the International Space Station, or to get satellites into orbit, the location has been widely used since it was built in the 1950s.

In fact, ESA astronaut Tim Peake just launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome along with two other astronauts not too long ago.

The location was named after a mining location not too far away from the launch site in an attempt to mask its actual uses, but it goes without saying that it didn't work too well, and the uses for the location were quickly discovered.

The Baikonur Cosmodrome has a lot of history to it, and in this video, you'll learn a lot of interesting facts about it.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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