PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
Buran - Russia's Shuttle Program
Left to languish...
program (Russia’s shuttle) lasted from 1980-1993.
Buran was to be an improved copy of the American Shuttle, with a heavier lift capability and carry
the program ceased 11 shuttles were left in various stages of completion.
What might have been.
1 ever launched, on November 15, 1988. The flight was a fully automated success and
it returned safely after only 2 orbits.
was destroyed in May of 2002 when the roof of the hangar it was stored in at Baikonur
during a severe storm. It is believed at least 8 workers died as well.
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.
Go to full screen, turn your speakers
up and take a look!
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for the perfect
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