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This Landsat-8 image of 06 June 2018, covers Samara, the Russian World Cup host city that is most famous for helping drive the Soviet Union's space race with the United States.

The factories in Samara were used to build the rocket that, in 1961, took Yuri Gagarin into orbit as the first man in space.

The Samara Arena, also known as the Cosmos Arena, is in the south-eastern part of Russia, sitting beside the Volga and Samara rivers on the east bank of the Volga. Holding 45,000 spectators this ground will host games including the Last 16 - winners of Group E v runners-up of Group F.

The main feature of the stadium is its metal dome inspired by space exploration. The cover is supported by beam-like structures from below, with the overall silhouette resembling a star or spacecraft. The stadium is highlighted at a higher resolution, using a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of 26 June 2018.

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Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA. NASA, using Landsat data from the United States Geological Survey. Additional editing and text by the eoPortal team.


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