Thursday, April 28, 2016

Russia Launches Rocket From New Cosmodrome

Russia has recently finished construction on a new place to launch rockets called the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This new launch pad is located in an isolated area of the Amur Region in Russia's Far East.  On Thursday, a day after its original launch date, the cosmodrome had its first rocket launch at 5:01 AM (Moscow Time). The rocket carried three satellites into orbit. Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, was there in person to witness the launch. The first manned mission to the ISS (International Space Station) from the Vostochny Cosmodrome is expected to happen in the year 2023.

Here is the footage of the actual launch:

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