Wednesday, April 12, 2006

"On this day in 1961, the Soviets put the first man in space."

Spaceship Junkyard - photos by Jonas Bendiksen

KAZAKHSTAN — The flaming wreck of a rocket after crashing, 2000.

ALTAI, Russia — Villagers collect scrap from a crashed spacecraft, surrounded by thousands of white butterflies, 2000. Environmentalists fear for the region's future due to toxic rocket fuel.

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