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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:46 pm 
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The new space centre is located at about 3,400km from Moscow and not far from the Chinese border. Russia wants to reduce its reliance on the Baikonor launch site, that was constructed in Soviet times and has to be rented from Kazakhstan.
Corruption involving shoddy workmanship and embezzlement, leading to the arrest of directors of three subcontractors, is plaguing the completion of the new site, which is four months behind schedule. Vladimir Putin wants the cosmodrome finished for the first rocket launch next April.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Well it had better be Vladimir ready by April or it's the gulags for them all :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:39 pm 
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Hopefully, they will be sending Vladimir to Mars.
He can start a colony there.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:28 am 
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That David might be a Vladi good idea. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:02 pm 
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It is after all, the Red Planet.
Should suit him fine.

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Haven't seen Mars last few mornings due to cloud.


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