Baikonur is the first and the largest spaceport in the world, the first manned space flight took place in history from this spaceport. The first Earth satellite was launched from here, and Yuri Gagarin first made a circle around our planet. The history of space exploration began here, and today Baikonur occupies one of the leading positions in the world in launching of the spacecraft.
Only 25 years ago it was a closed military town, and today it is a great opportunity for all dreamers and science fiction lovers to get acquainted with the history of astronautics, to see models of real rockets, spaceships and talk to people that had an experience of being in the space .
For those who want to visit the Cosmodrome:
Today, a special regime operates in the city: entry is allowed with special permission and permission from Roscosmos. You can obtain an admission and permission by purchasing a tour through a travel company accredited by Rosсosmos.
It’s better to start paperwork to receive permission to visit spaceport a month before the launch of the rocket for CIS citizens, while for foreign citizens, documents must be completed 45 calendar days before the start. During this time, travel agency employees will receive permission for you to visit objects.
The tour to the spaceport consists of two parts:
• an excursion in the city of Baikonur and the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics,
• a trip to the spaceport itself, where you will see the launch pads and hangars, as well as the museum of Cosmonautics with the real Buran space shuttle where you can board the helm, also you will see the launch a real space ship if you purchased a ticket for a manned launch. The program is accompanied by a guide who will take care of your trip and make sure that it is comfortable and informative.
A trip to Baikonur will allow you to touch the world of space discoveries and feel the city and the place where the history of space travel has been written for many years.
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT BAIKONUR:
See rocket launch
Get inside the spaceship
Talk with astronauts
See the installation of rocket
Feel the roar of the spaceport
Visit the ‘alley’ of astronauts
Day 1 Baikonur city, arrival
Baikonur city, departure
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The standard cancellation policy for Customers is:
5.1 a 90% refund for cancellations made after the payment is made before the permission from Roscosmos State Corporation is received.
5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.
5.3. a 0% refund for cancellations made 14 days prior to the tour start.
5.4. a 80% refund in case when Roscosmos refuses the Customer in permission to visit the spaceport (Cosmodrome Baikonur),
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