Saturday, January 9, 2010

Russian Buran bail out shuttle after next year??

I saw this interesting article today.  An idea to use the Russian's  Buran shuttle to bail out NASA after our fleet is grounded and on display in museums.
Unlikely.  The only flown Buran was destroyed in 2003 when the hanger roof collapsed on it bashing it into tiny bits.  The other non-flown vehicles are in a museum in Germany or wasting away in Gorky park.
This would be the equivalent of trying to fly a Saturn V again.   Interesting and somewhat amusing article at


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