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Watch a Soyuz Rocket Launch from Absurdly Close to the Launch Pad

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Watch a Soyuz Rocket Launch from Absurdly Close to the Launch Pad
I’ve attempted to watch rockets launch from Vandenburg Air Force Base a few times when I was in California, and the thing I remember most about it was just how far away the official viewing areas were. The rocket is a tiny spike in the distance, and it’s like that for many valid safety reasons. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhastan, safety is more about suggestions than hard rules, so amazing things like seeing a Soyuz rocket launch from very, very close are possible. Scary, loud, hot, maybe dangerous, sure, but also amazing.
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