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Monument to Mikhail Yangel

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A: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 50 mètres

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

B: Monument to the railwaymen's of cosmodrome

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 560 mètres

Monument to the railwaymen's of cosmodrome

C: Monument to Yuri Gagarin

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Monument to Yuri Gagarin

D: In front of the Monument to Yuri Gagarin

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 730 mètres

In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the backup Expedition 33/34 crewmembers pose in front of the Monument to Yur...

In front of the Monument to Yuri Gagarin

E: The booster "Soyuz"

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 740 mètres

The booster "Soyuz"

F: Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 740 mètres

Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli

G: The booster "Soyuz"

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 750 mètres

The booster "Soyuz"

H: The cosmonauts and children of Baikonur

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The Expedition 33/34 backup crew take part in a pre-launch ceremony in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

The cosmonauts and children of Baikonur

I: Monument to Sergei Korolev

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 920 mètres

Monument to Sergei Korolev

J: Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

Par Andrew Bodrov, à 930 mètres

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

Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

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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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