Buran

Ever heard of the Buran spacecraft? It was the russian version of the NASA space shuttle. It looks surprisingly similar to the better known US version. A few weeks ago, I shortly visited Moscow, and to my surprise, discovered one of them in the Gorky Park:

It is surprisingly huge, when you stand next to it. Unfortunately, the russians are not very good at tourism: There is no way go into it, or get any info about it at the place where it is located. I would have paid money for both. :) But it was just standing there, not even the shop below the shuttle has anything to do with that thing.

three comments, already:

Is that you niko in the pic? sorry i have no idea what you look like
grails () - 06 08 13 - 10:49

in Speyer you can see the FIRST flying model.
Andreas Reichl () - 06 08 13 - 16:07

Yes, that’s me.
niko - 10 08 13 - 07:15


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