Buran in Decay

Source: Записки пиццеежки – В спальне бога

There’s something tragic about moldering spacecraft.

Never forget: this is the enormous spacecraft that flew itself into space, and orbited  the world twice, entirely on automated computer control.

And then landed itself on a runway.

In a 38MPH crosswind.

Ending up just a few meters from the target mark.

In 1988. (Your computer, if you had one, ran MS-DOS at the time).

(Note: these are old photos. The facility has since tragically collapsed, killing eight workers and destroying the shuttles.)

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