Baikonur Cosmodrome is a huge rocket launching complex, the first and largest cosmodrome in the world. It is located in the southern part of Kazakhstan and covers an area of 6717 sq. km. Nearby, 30 km to the south, is the town of the same name, Baikonur, where the attendants live. Currently, the cosmodrome and the city are leased from the Russian Federation until 2050.
Once a secret facility, today the Baikonur cosmodrome is a unique complex that anyone can visit. To do this, you just need to purchase a tour from one of 40 companies that received a license from Roskosmos, the state-owned enterprise that manages the cosmodrome.