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Watch the lift-off of the Progress ISS supply spacecraft on the spot!

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 14, 2019
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Kazakhstan   World's oldest and largest space launch facility

Join Baikonur tour to witness the launch of Progress MS-12 spacecraft scheduled for July 31, 2019.

The Baikonur Cosmodrome is a spaceport located in an area of southern Kazakhstan leased to Russia. The Cosmodrome is the world's first and largest operational space launch facility.

The shape of the area leased is an ellipse, measuring 90 kilometres (56 mi) east–west by 85 kilometres (53 mi) north–south, with the cosmodrome at the centre.

All crewed Russian spaceflights are launched from Baikonur. Both Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, and Vostok 1, the first human spaceflight, were launched from Baikonur.

On July 31, 2019, the Progress MS-12 spacecraft will carry about 2450 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. The spacecraft will deliver food, fuel and supplies, including 705 kg of propellant, 50 kg of oxygen and air, 420 kg of water.

To take part in the tour you need to send your application to Vegitel company along with participants’ data and passport copies (the 1st page).

During the exciting 4-day program you will visit the most interesting places of cosmodrome and Baikonur city:

- Watching the roll-out and transportation of the rocket to launch pad
- The launch of Progress cargo spaceship
- General sightseeing of the town of Baikonur (information about the history of the town, stops near the memorials and monuments)
- Museum of history of cosmodrome Baikonur
- Cosmodrome tour
- Cosmodrome museum, Buran spaceship, Gagarin and Korolev historical cottages
- Hotel “Cosmonaut” territory, historical cosmonauts alley
- Central market, souvenirs

Program dates: July 28 — August 1, 2019

Baikonur tour cost:
- (Sputnik hotel accommodation) – 3650 Euro per pax.
- Baikonur tour cost (Centralnaya hotel accommodation – Soviet type, no wi-fi) – 2450 Euro per pax.

The price includes:
- All the necessary permissions for getting access to the cosmodrome
- Transportation services in Baikonur
- Travel assistance by a company representative
- Accommodation (BB)
- Photo and video shooting permission
- English-speaking guide
- Guided excursions, entrance tickets
- Execution of the program
- Visa support if necessary

Documents are accepted up to June 30, 2019.


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