This is a 1:25 scale model of the Energiya-Buran launch system. The Buran spacecraft carried no main engines, unlike the American Space Shuttle. Like the American Shuttle, the Buran spacecraft was designed to be reusable, but carried out only one unmanned flight in 1988.

Location: USAF Museum
Date: July 1993 (?)
Photo by: Karl D. Dodenhoff

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