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Revisiting the Russian Space Shuttle Vehicle - "Buran"

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I can't help but wonder if the Russians were able to enable their own
space vehicle the 'Buran' Space Shuttle to become operational that it would've
given NASA a run for their money? I would even go as far as to speculate that
we might even be forced to rent the Buran shuttle long after our very own space
shuttle have been relegated as museum ornaments, because the Russians are
so adept at maintaining and prolonging their machines and equipment way past
they're serviceable lifespan. Just sayin'.

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On 12 May 2002, a hangar housing Buran collapsed during a massive storm in Kazakhstan, as a result of poor maintenance. The collapse killed eight workers and destroyed the craft as well as a mock-up of an Energia carrier rocket.
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