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DavidH
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posted 06-02-2005 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan celebrated the 50th anniversary Thursday of the Baikonur cosmodrome -- a sprawling and well-worn gateway to the heavens that launched Sputnik and the first cosmonaut, as well as current missions to the international space station.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/06/02/space.anniversary.ap/

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Russia issued a set of four stamps a few months ago to note this anniversary. See Capsule Comments (1) in the "Stamps & Covers" section for the link to these stamps.

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