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VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, June 5. /TASS/. Russia will continue to carry out manned space missions from Baikonur cosmodrome until 2024, head of Russia's Federal Space Agency Igor Komarov told a group of Russian lawmaker and media executives during the presentation for the construction of Russia’s new Far Eastern spaceport Vostochny.
"Until 2024 we will work with our international partners on the existing contracts," Komarov said.
He recalled that the agreement on joint use of the Baikonur cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan was valid until 2050. "We have plans to continue cooperation with our Kazakh partners to use Baikonur for commercial, manned flights in accordance with the international programs," the head of Roscosmos said. "However, we’ll be gradually transferring work on manned flights, on commercial flights and other projects to the Vostochny spaceport."
Komarov noted that experts from Baikonur were actively involved in work at Vostochny.