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Abandoned Russian Space Shuttle Project Buran

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in New, Stories | 2 comments

Abandoned Russian Space Shuttle Project Buran

I have a weird fascination with abandoned places. I had an article earlier about the six flags that has not seen a human in 6 years due to Katrina. That was weid. Here is another one, the abandoned Russian Space program BURAN. Here is a snippet from Wiki:

The Buran (Russian: Бура́н, IPA: [bʊˈran], Snowstorm or Blizzard) program was a Soviet and later Russian plan for a reusable spacecraft, that began in 1974 at TsAGI and formally suspended in 1993. It was a response to the United States Space Shuttle program. The project was the largest and the most expensive in the history of Soviet space exploration. Development work included sending the BOR-5 on multiple sub-orbital test flights, and atmospheric flights of the OK-GLI. Buran completed one unmanned orbital spaceflight in 1988 before its cancellation in 1993.

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  1. 1-24-2011

    Nice find there! How sparse does that cockpit look… Thank goodness there were no manned missions in Buran before the project got axed!

    I know what you mean about abandoned places. I have a “weird” fascination too, although I like to think it’s down to my interest in the historical nature of the buildings/places/objects, but I guess part of it comes down to the fact that many of them look so damned offbeat!!!

  2. 2-14-2016

    how many hours a week do I craft? well that all depends on how well beaevhd my kids are, but probably no more than about 3 or 4 hours a week. I do get a wee bit more time when the other half is home, cos I’ll just disappear and leave him to deal with the little menacesDebzx

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