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  1. Baikonur Cosmodrome, although I can’t quite pinpoint which pad it is. Just guessed, typed “cosmodrome” into google earth and there it was.

  2. These are a couple of launchpads at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. All Russian space flights currently launch from this site, though these particular launchpads (110L and 110R) have been inactive since the 70s.

    I recognised straight away that these were large space launchpads, and it did not look like Cape Kennedy (too brown), so Baikonur was the next logical place to look. 8)

  3. This was really easy. It’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.

    A brief tale of my finding:
    The circles and buildings in the picture reminded me Kennedy center (seen here some time ago). The desert’s surface suggested the Russian rocket-launching site.
    I went to Wikipedia to search “russian cosmodrome”, followed the coordinates included in the article in Google Maps, and then, a few clicks north were the notable circles!

  4. Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan – just took a wild guess, and happened to be correct.

    cheers,
    -Skip

  5. One of the launch complexes at Baikonur (Tyuratam), Kazakhstan. Not far north of spot (Site 1) where Gargarin launched to be the first man in space.

  6. Baikonur, Kazachstan

    It is the Russian space launch facility.
    According to the Panoramico pictures this are the platforms for Buran the russian equivilent for the US Spaceshuttle. But Buran never made it into space.

    Finding this in GoogleEarth was jus a wild guess when recognising a launch facility. (Befor you had Cape Canaveral.)

  7. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia’s space launch facility which is located in Kazakhstan.

  8. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia’s space launch facility which is located in Kazakhstan.

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