The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 

Baikonur 2010

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  TMA-20 Launch   Soyuz VAB   Cosmodrome Museum   Buran   Baikonur City
A trip to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to see the Soyuz TMA-20 launch on December 15th 2010.

Syr Darya & Kazakhstan From our Ural Air TU 154M, Baikonur 2010
Syr Darya & Kazakhstan
From our Ural Air TU 154M
Enterering Baikonur City Home of cosmonauts and horse drawn car, Baikonur 2010
Enterering Baikonur City
Home of cosmonauts and horse drawn carts.

TMA-20 Launch

TMA-20 Logo, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
TMA-20 Logo
Waiting for the Cosmonauts Five tourists, several guides, and a, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Waiting for the Cosmonauts
Five tourists, several guides, and a driver.
The Cosmonauts report "Ready!", TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
The Cosmonauts report "Ready!"
Soyuz TMA-20, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz TMA-20
Soyuz TMA-20, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz TMA-20
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Ready..., TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Ready...
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Going..., TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Going...
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Going..., TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Going...
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Gone., TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz TMA-20 Launch: Gone.
Gagarin Pad, post-Launch, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Gagarin Pad, post-Launch
Scotsman at Gagarin Pad, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Scotsman at Gagarin Pad
Soyuz Transporter, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz Transporter
Sputnik Memorial, TMA-20 Launch, Baikonur 2010
Sputnik Memorial

Soyuz VAB

Inside the Soyuz Vehicle Assembly Building at Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Stage 1 booster, Soyuz VAB, Baikonur 2010
Stage 1 booster
Stage 1 booster closeup, Soyuz VAB, Baikonur 2010
Stage 1 booster closeup
Soyuz Stage1+2., Soyuz VAB, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz Stage1+2.
Scotsman with assembled Soyuz., Soyuz VAB, Baikonur 2010
Scotsman with assembled Soyuz.

Cosmodrome Museum

Gagarin Bust Outside the Museum of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Cosmodrome Museum, Baikonur 2010
Gagarin Bust
Outside the Museum of the Baikonur Cosmodrome
Sample cosmonaut seat, Cosmodrome Museum, Baikonur 2010
Sample cosmonaut seat
Scotsman in a Cosmonaut visor, Cosmodrome Museum, Baikonur 2010
Scotsman in a Cosmonaut visor
A backup Spuntnik, Cosmodrome Museum, Baikonur 2010
A backup Spuntnik
Cosmonaut's cottage Where Gagarin stayed pre-launch., Cosmodrome Museum, Baikonur 2010
Cosmonaut's cottage
Where Gagarin stayed pre-launch.
Office in Korolev's cottage., Cosmodrome Museum, Baikonur 2010
Office in Korolev's cottage.

Buran

Buran was the Soviet space shuttle. It made one successful unmanned flight in 1988 and then was a victim of the USSR's dissolution.
Buran mockup, Baikonur 2010
Buran mockup
Buran Mockup, Baikonur 2010
Buran Mockup
Buran interior, from cockpit., Baikonur 2010
Buran interior, from cockpit.
Scotsman at Buran controls, Baikonur 2010
Scotsman at Buran controls
Buran transporter, Baikonur 2010
Buran transporter
Buran Transporter, Baikonur 2010
Buran Transporter
Buran launch gantry, Baikonur 2010
Buran launch gantry
On the Buran pad. Guide (in red) Buran expert (in blue), Baikonur 2010
On the Buran pad.
Guide (in red) Buran expert (in blue)
High volume water hoses used to cool full system tests, Buran, Baikonur 2010
High volume water hoses
used to cool full system tests
Buran pad fire pit, Baikonur 2010
Buran pad fire pit

Baikonur City

Baikonur Lenin From the Hotel Tsentralnaya, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Baikonur Lenin
From the Hotel Tsentralnaya
Baikonur lenin Getting ready to welcome in 2011., Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Baikonur lenin
Getting ready to welcome in 2011.
Korolev Bust, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Korolev Bust
City Emblem, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
City Emblem
Hotel Tsentralnaya, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Hotel Tsentralnaya
"Gagarin Pavillion", Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
"Gagarin Pavillion"
View from Gagarin's Pavillion, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
View from Gagarin's Pavillion
Soyuz Monument A slumbering God., Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Soyuz Monument
A slumbering God.
Scotsman at Soyuz Monument, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Scotsman at Soyuz Monument
Nedelin Memorial We left flowers., Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Nedelin Memorial
We left flowers.
Space School: Rocket class, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Space School: Rocket class
Space School: Rocket engines, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Space School: Rocket engines
Space School: Reentry Capsule, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Space School: Reentry Capsule
Ice on the Syr Darya (aka the Jaxartes), Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Ice on the Syr Darya
(aka the Jaxartes)
Frenchman with model Soyuz After an arduous quest., Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Frenchman with model Soyuz
After an arduous quest.
"The Fisherman" Baikonur City Entrance, Baikonur 2010
"The Fisherman"
Baikonur City Entrance
Baikonur terrain Scrubby semi-desert, Baikonur City, Baikonur 2010
Baikonur terrain
Scrubby semi-desert

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