Contest #43 Answer: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

The answer to #43 is sort of the analogue to contest #34. It is the Russian (formerly Soviet) space center in Kazakhstan, the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

I got this one pretty quick. The American launch sites have towers along side the rocket. The Soviet ones always had supports at the bottom of the rocket which would open up like flower petals, so they have a bit more of a triangular appearance. Also, the ground looked very dry, so it was a logical first guess. The tracks leading up to the circular cement was also sort of a give away.

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