Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Make Benefit Glorious Cosmodrome of Baikonur

I can't remember whether anybody made any hay about this when Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat movie first came out, but isn't it a little funny that the oldest and still most active space launch facility is in Baikonur, Kazakhstan? I mean, the space age itself was founded in a place lately ridiculed for supposedly being backwards in all sorts of ways.

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