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Showing posts with label Buran. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buran. Show all posts

Monday, March 23, 2020

Meet The Stolen Russian Space Shuttle that Flew Only Once


Meet The Stolen Russian Space Shuttle that Flew Only Once


Article Excerpt: "... The one functioning orbiter that resulted from all this stolen data — the Buran — looks strikingly similar to its American counterpart. The nose is virtually the same, as are the chines along the wings. The color scheme is quite similar, as is the tail assembly. Soviet engineers were quick to point out that the Buran was more capable, in reality, the two aircraft are so similar, American orbiters were able to dock at Mir, the short-lived Russian space station with minimal modifications..."


Reference: nationalinterest.org