The Russian Space Shuttle – Buran   Leave a comment

In the main park of Moscow, Gorky Park, there is a full size replica of the ill fated Soviet Space Shuttle. It is huge!  You will see it is almost identical to the American version apart from the main engines.  You can see from the final image, I reckon the Russians have hit upon a novel/cheap way for the Americans to keep their shuttle in service.  Launch it from a boat!  Here are the pitures and a wiki link to some info about this fairly low key project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_%28spacecraft%29

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer

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