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Baikonur Cosmodrome is the first and largest operational space launch facility in the world which is situated in Kazakhstan. The desert steppe of the country where the spaceport exists is leased by the Kazakh government to Russia until 2050. Russian Federal Space Agency and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces jointly manage the spaceport.
Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs recently published the some images of the abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle program after his visit to Baikonur Cosmodrome. His photography showcases the debris of the spaceport that might fascinate the stickybeaks.
Here are the images of abandoned Soviet Space Shuttles captured beautifully by Ralph.
The program was officially cancelled. Only 3 to 4 percent of work remained before it was all sacked!