The Russian Space Shuttle – Buran

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Here are some short clips of  the Soviet Space Shuttle Buran which completed only one unmanned flight into space on November 15th 1988. Later on in 1993 the program was cancelled as being too expensive for Russia at that point of time. Or could there have been insurmountable technical problems?

Buran remains the only Russian space shuttle launched into space and was destroyed in 2002 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome  when the hangar in which it was stored collapsed.

Energiya-Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Energiya-Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
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