Roscosmos supports idea of tourist trips to cosmodromes

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Tourist operators will deal with the new service.

Roscosmos is interested in the idea of tourist trips to Baikonur and, in the future, to the Vostochny cosmodrome, Izvestia informed on Monday.

“We will create a special system that will make tourist destinations more civilized,” Roscosmos representative Igor Burenkov admitted.

According to him, the corporation will not be engaged in serving tourists, but it will certainly make the necessary changes in the infrastructure.

The source specifies that tourists can visit Baikonur right now. As for the Vostochny cosmodrome, experts say it will need its infrastructure.

“There are some trips to cosmodromes, but they are not systematic,” the space agency representative said.

Earlier, head of the Federal Tourism Agency Oleg Safonov proposed to create a tourist object at the Vostochny cosmodrome, in the Amur region.

“We are constructing the Vostochny cosmodrome. It is obvious we should create a unique tourist destination. We have no so many cosmodromes in the world,” he said at the East Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

The Minister added that both Russian and foreign tourists would visit the Vostochny cosmodrome with pleasure.

Text by INTERFAX.RU

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