They wanted to see the famous spaceport.  The tragic end of the mission

They wanted access to the only base of its kind in the world – Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the Kazakh steppe. The 24-year-old Frenchman could not bear the hardships of the illegal expedition. He died after a few days of exhausting hiking. His companion fell into the hands of the Russians.

“Paris confirmed the tragedy on Thursday. A French tourist died after several days of hiking across the steppe. Trying to reach Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia– podał “Parisian”.

The facility, founded nearly 70 years ago, is the oldest and largest such complex in the world An attractive snack for influencers and Urbex enthusiasts. The dimensions of the base are 75 x 90 km It is located in the southern part of Kazakhstan.

Trip to Baikonur. The death of a 24-year-old Frenchman

The 24-year-old and his friend, three years older than him, decided to get to the facility on their own. During the journey, the men had to face… ‘Extremely high temperatures’. The younger’s body could not withstand the hardships of the expedition. Three days later, the man died.

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According to the Russian Investigative Committee The cause of death of the 24-year-old was dehydration and chronic diseasesWhich he suffered from.

“Our embassy in Astana has been informed of the death of a French tourist,” Le Parisien newspaper reported, citing a diplomatic source.

A 27-year-old was arrested

The second man was arrested After providing explanations before the military court, he was released.

The Russian Federation leases the area where Baikonur is located until at least 2050. The station is still open.

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