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    Bye Bye, Baikonur! Russian rockets to blast off from own space launch pad by 2018

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    Russia will launch its spacecraft from its very own cosmodrome by 2018. Prime Minister Putin announced the ambitious project that will help mobilise Russia's intellectual resources and industrial potential. During a trip to Russia's Far East, Putin officially launched the scheme as he paid a visit to the site of the future cosmodrome. Up until now Russia has been using the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.