The remnants of the Russian Space Shuttle Buran, which was an operational program from 1974 to 1993. (Image Sources: Ralph Mirebs, Petapixel.com )
By Michael Zhang
Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are decaying remnants of prototypes from the Soviet space shuttle program.
Gizmodo writes that the Buran program was in operation for nearly two decades from 1974 to 1993. One automated orbital flight resulted from the extensive program, but the project was shuttered when the Soviet Union collapsed.
Mirebs went into the massive 62-meter (~203 foot) tall hangar and captured a fascinating series of photos showing the detail and complexity of a space program that met an untimely end.
Mirebs Photographs of the remnants of the Russian Space Shuttle:
Link >>> http://petapixel.com/2015/06/14/photographer-captures-the-ruins-of-the-soviet-space-shuttle-program/
Source: Petapixel.com .
More on the Russian Buran Space Shuttle Program:
Link >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_programme
More on the Russian Buran Space Shuttle Spacecraft:
Link >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_%28spacecraft%29
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