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Russia considers reopening of Vostochny cosmodrome

Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism is considering opening the Vostochny cosmodrome, located in the Amur region in Russian Far East,  for tourist visits.

A Russian space suit.
A Russian space suit. Image by Pascal

The head of Rostourism, Oleg Safonov, has suggested that a tourist facility could be created at the space centre and made accessible  to foreign visitors. The first launch at the Vostochny cosmodrome is scheduled for December, according to Russian State Corporation Roscosmos. Read more: tass.ru  and tass.ru