The Supermoon was captured rising behind the rocket, which is to be launched this Thursday.
However, plans are afoot to keep on training prospective astronauts, including female astronauts.
Russia successfully launched a Proton rocket with a British satellite in the first such launch since an engine failure in May resulted in a Mexican satellite being destroyed.
Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov has been going through a pre-flight preparation in Russian Star City for two months already.
Back in May singer Sarah Brightman announced that she was postponing plans to go into space. Brightman said she was putting her spaceflight on hold for personal and family reasons.
Aidyn Aimbetov will replace world’s best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman who was supposed to go on a $52 million 10-day trip aboard the International Space Station.
Head of the Russian Space Agency Igor Komarov declared that Russia will be continuing launches from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome until 2024, when it will switch to its own Vostochny Cosmodrome.
Today Kazakhstan’s Baikonur celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Is there a connection between the mass die-out of saigas in Kazakhstan and rocket launches from Baikonur cosmodrome?
Kazakhstan is experiencing disruptions in the transition from Proton carrier rocket to more environmentally friendly Angara booster.
Back in August 2014 the country’s media reported that Russia was intending to stop financing Baikonur starting from 2016.
Russian Finance Ministry might stop financing Baikonur cosmodrome in 2016.
A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said.
Two new Kazakh-Russian intergovernmental agreements concerning Baikonur Cosmodrome are a possibility.
Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Bozhko expressed his opinion concerning commentaries of local environmentalists who said that rocket launches affected weather conditions in Kazakhstan.
A very unusual phenomenon has been witnessed by residents of Kyzylorda on the evening of July 8.
National Space Agency's chief said that most probably Kazakhstan would take upon itself all the costs associated with modernization of Zenit launching complex in order to replace Proton booster.
Chairman of KazCosmos National Space Agency Mussabayev said that Russia opposes introduction of the Ecological Code of Kazakhstan at Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Zenit-M rocket launching complex will become a Kazakhstan property on January 1, 2015, effectively ending Russian lease.
According to KazKosmos Head, only around $16.4 million is needed to have state-of-the-art laboratories built and fully equipped.
- Great Britain
- Central Asia
- Aktobe Oblast
- Kostanay Oblast
- Akmola Oblast
- Ministry of Emergency Situations