REALSPACE: It's odd to be on this end of history, isn't it?

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These are come current photos of the Soviet Buran space shuttle, the only soviet shuttle to ever fly (in 1988). The collapse of the Soviet union caused the financial meltdown of their shuttle program (The development phase ran from 1973-1987), and that was that. There were six shuttles in various stages of construction, the Buran ("Blizzard") itself actually flew, and the Pitchka ("Little Bird") was more than 90% complete.


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