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Buran - Russia's Shuttle Program

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Left to languish...

The Buran program (Russia’s shuttle) lasted from 1980-1993.   

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Buran was to be an improved copy of the American Shuttle, with a heavier lift capability and carry more astronauts. 

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When the program ceased 11 shuttles were left in various stages of completion. 

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What might have been.

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Only 1 ever launched, on November 15, 1988. The flight was a fully automated success and it returned safely after only 2 orbits. 

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It was destroyed in May of 2002 when the roof of the hangar it was stored in at Baikonur Cosmodrome, collapsed during a severe storm. It is believed at least 8 workers died as well. 

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All that's left of the Buran program are the rotting shuttle corpses scattered across Russia.

While the American shuttle was a long term success what's left of the fleet sits in various museums across the U.S. as silent symbols of a by gone era. 

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