Touring Baikonur in Kazakhstan
Baikonur in the region of Bayqongyr Qalasy with its 70,000 citizens is located in Kazakhstan - some 535 mi or ( 861 km ) South-West of Astana , the country's capital city .
Time in Baikonur is now 03:49 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Almaty " with a UTC offset of 6 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Nukus, Daşoguz, and Qyzylorda. Being here already, consider visiting Nukus . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recommendations for Baikonur ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
Soyuz TMA-12 Expedition - ISS Expedition 17 Crew
In April 2008 we made a "Space Travellers Expedition Soyuz TMA-12" to Baikonur and saw aferwards also the docking of Soyuz at the International Space Station ISS some days later in the Russian Mission ..
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Interesting facts about this location
Tyuratam is a station on the main Moscow to Tashkent railway, located in Kazakhstan. The name is a word in the Kazakh language and means "Töre's grave"; Töre, or more formally, Töre-Baba, was a noble, a descendant of Genghis Khan. Tyuratam is near the Baikonur Cosmodrome, a Russian - formerly Soviet - spaceport, and near the city of Baikonur (formerly Leninsk), which was constructed to service the cosmodrome.
Located at 45.67 63.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
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