Kosmograd was founded in 1960 to service the Zagora Cosmodrome and to house the scientists and astronauts. It wasquickly a restricted settlement, to ensure no foreigners or defectors could enter. Kosmograd was vital in the Republican Space program for many years. In may 2006 Kosmograd was blown up in an explosion, killing 8,240 people. The government later reported that Union of Everett and Kingdom of Europa imperialists did this to weaken The Republic.