Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

Baikonur Cosmodrome is a spaceport located in an area of southern Kazakhstan leased to Russia. The spaceport is located in the desert steppe of Baikonur. The spaceport is currently leased by the Kazakh Government to Russia until 2050, and is managed jointly by the Roscosmos State Corporation and the Russian Aerospace Forces. Both Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, and Vostok 1, the first human spaceflight, were launched from Baikonur.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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