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Monument to the railwaymen's of cosmodrome

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A: Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli

por Andrew Bodrov, 490 metros de distancia

Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli

B: Monument to Mikhail Yangel

por Andrew Bodrov, 560 metros de distancia

Monument to Mikhail Yangel

C: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

por Andrew Bodrov, 590 metros de distancia

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

D: Monument to Sergei Korolev

por Andrew Bodrov, 800 metros de distancia

Monument to Sergei Korolev

E: Stella "Science and Space"

por Andrew Bodrov, 800 metros de distancia

Stella "Science and Space"

F: Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

por Andrew Bodrov, 810 metros de distancia

In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the backup Expedition 33/34 crewmembers lay some flowers at the Monument to ...

Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

G: The booster "Soyuz"

por Andrew Bodrov, 970 metros de distancia

The booster "Soyuz"

H: The booster "Soyuz"

por Andrew Bodrov, 990 metros de distancia

The booster "Soyuz"

I: Monument to Lenin

por Andrew Bodrov, a 1.1 km.

Monument to Lenin

J: Monument to Yuri Gagarin

por Andrew Bodrov, a 1.1 km.

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

Este panorama fue tomado en Baikonur, Asia

Esta es una vista general de Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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