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Fraser
2008-Mar-17, 04:20 PM
People from the normally quiet and picturesque republic of Altai, Siberia keep their eyes on the sky when a launch occurs from the nearby Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. This region is regularly littered with debris and toxic fuel from space launches, as Altai lies along the flight path of rocket launches to space. [...]

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BigDon
2008-Mar-19, 01:43 PM
Talk about your rude neighbors...

Noclevername
2008-Mar-19, 05:09 PM
A holdover from the Cold War. They wanted their space facilities as far from the shoreline as possible, so no sub-launched nukes (of the 1950s) could get them.

JustAFriend
2008-Mar-19, 09:13 PM
Russians never really cared much about consequences.

Remember the famous saying:

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."

;-)