The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

March 13, 2017

Urban explorer and photographer Ralph Mirebs showed extraordinary pictures of the Soviet space shuttle, whose prototypes are still gathering dust in an abandoned hangar. The abandoned hangar is located at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which is still in operation (with the shutdown of the NASA shuttle program, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft are the only way for astronauts to reach the International Space Station).

Prototypes of the shuttle "Buran" - the last remains of the Soviet space program, which was launched in 1974 and was finally closed in 1993. The only flight "Buran" made in 1988, it lasted 205 minutes, the ship made two orbits around the Earth. Unfortunately, this shuttle was destroyed in a hangar in 2002 after the roof collapsed.

Many areas of the huge Baikonur cosmodrome still operate, it is from here that they launch the Soyuz rockets, which supply the International Space Station.

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  • The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

    The remains of the Soviet space shuttle program