We've arrived at Baikonour Cosmodrome -- where the Space Age
began when the USSR launched the first artificial Earth satellite
in 1957. Certainly feels like a pilgrimage! Also feels
a long way from home, as we're now 12 hours ahead of Denver ...
Baikonour itself is a small city (population of about 70,000)
mainly devoted to operating the launch facility. Our first
major activity at the Cosmodrome will be Sunday at 7:30 am, when we
walk next to the Soyuz rocket and spacecraft as they're rolled out
to the launch pad. Look for lots of pictures tomorrow!