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The "Buran" Soviet space program
Moscow, Russia - Today is the anniversary of the first and last flight
The Buran spacecraft, in Russian means snowstorm, was the only space shuttle to come out of the Buran program that was completed. It only flew in space once, in 1988, before the program was cancelled in 1993. It was a soviet space programme started in 1976 with the purpose to build a reusable space ship like the Space Shuttle of NASA. The Soviet politicians was convinced the American Shuttle was...
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