The amazing pictures of abandoned buildings for space shuttles


Abandoned buildings! We love them! We bring you a series of photos from landscapes we have found from all over the world that can serve as inspiration for your miniature creations. Today, let’s dive into this abandoned building, a forgotten landmark of the Space Race era.

Abandoned buildings in The Baikonur Cosmodrome

The Baikonur Cosmodrome is Earth’s first and largest operational space launch facility. It was originally built by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s as the base of operations for its space program. Under the current Russian space program, Baikonur remains a busy spaceport, with numerous commercial, military, and scientific missions being launched annually. All manned Russian space flights are launched from Baikonur. However, the Cosmodrome hides amazing constructions that have been left abandoned such as the one we show you today.

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The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos State Corporation used to perform technology investigation and experiments related to space exploration in a place like this. It was left closed and forgotten after the fall of the Soviet Union, as many other things of that era.

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Ralph Mirebs is a photographer and urban explorer who specializes in discovering places like this one. He managed to gain access to the building which used to be a warehouse for the abandoned Soviet space shuttle program. He has taken pictures of this warehouse in the Baikonur Cosmodrome and has left us these amazing photographs for us to enjoy. Thanks to his work, we can now see this glorious document of beauty in decay.

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Ralph found these two crumbling, spacecrafts covered in dust inside the building. These were meant for the Buran orbital vehicle program back in the 1970s and 80s.

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This abandoned building is great because it hasn’t been vandalized. Many other Soviet constructions left abandoned from the old political regime were later broken into and ruined by vandals.

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These images are great for inspiration. If you are looking into creating miniatures surrounded by rust, dust and abandoned technology, these pictures are perfect for you.

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