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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twenty Years Ago Another Space Shuttle Took to a Launch Pad


The Soviet Space Shuttle Buran or "Snowstorm" was first launched twenty years ago this month in 1988 [vid] but after a very promising start, the Soviet Space Shuttle program was halted and exiled to museums [vid]. The Soyuz has remained the work horse of the Russian space program to this day.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Braun... or Buran?

JackKennedy said...

Thank you for the correction! -JK

Tom the Younger said...

I think Buran actually means "snowstorm", not "snowball".

JackKennedy said...

Correction made; 'thank you' for the kind interest. - Jack