Aral Sea taken from flight from Moscow to Baikonur
The town of Baikonur as we arrive from Moscow
Flight deck of YAK Russian Charter Airline.
Soyuz Rocket lanch pad about 2 miles from the team's hotel.
Sun set over a Proton rocket launch site.
Two hours down this road to get from Launch site to Baikonur town
The soil will eat a telephone pole in short order, so to add life, they drive concrete pillars into the ground and mount the telephone poles to them.
Old train engine
Modern Apartments downtown Baikonur
Open air produce market, Baikonur.
Camels wondering through this high desert with a rocket launch pad in the distance.
Pipes that carry steam from the plant in the background to every building in Baikonur
Steam plant that produces the steam to heat the town.
Yuri is a national hero. These posters were for the 50 year anniversary of his historic flight into space. This was on 12 April 1961
Not so modern apartments downtown Baikonur
Graffiti, Kazek style
Playground near an apartment building
More of the produce market in Baikonur.
Unloading the back end of the Antonov.
antonov airplane at Yubileyniy airport in the Baikonur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan..
a HDR shot of the unloading of the front end of the Antonov. The create starting out houses a communication satellite.
During the military period, hundreds or thousands of people were assigned to Baikonur. After they left, the housing has been allowed do decay.