Baikonur Cosmodrome Webcam: live from launch site. The Baikonur Cosmodrome, also called Tyuratam, is the world's first and largest operational space launch facility. It is located in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan. It is leased by the Kazakh government to Russia (currently until 2050) and is managed jointly by the Russian Federal Space Agency and the Russian Space Forces. Picture size: 400x330. Details »
Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan is located in Eurasia and ranked as the ninth largest country in the world. It is neighbored clockwise from the north by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and also borders on a significant part of the Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan has spectacularly diverse geography and no shortage of places to visit for a tourist. Northern forests gradually turn into wide flat steppes to more arid regions and finally to deserts in the south of the country. Kazakhstan is a country rich in minerals and has large oil and gas reserves.