Buran Russian Orbital Vehicle In Moscow

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Buran spacecraft was a Russian orbital vehicle for their space programme and was functionally somewhat similar to the US Space Shuttle. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union the Buran space programme fell in disarray and the only working aircraft was destroyed in an hanger accident.

The spacecraft pictured here in Gorki Park in Moscow, is not the actual Buran meant for flights, but it is the structural prototype (Buran OK-TVA) of the space vehicle for testing the loads and stresses, heating and vibration of the flight vehicle.

It was planned to convert it into cafeteria.

Source of info: Wikipedia and thelivingmoon.com

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