It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by snafu7700
yes, it is a russian space shuttle.
Originally posted by sexymon
There was no and is no Russian space Shuttle. It is either a hoax or a movie clip.
COME ON, YOU GUYS AT ATS ARE THE THE CHEIFS AT DEBUNKING THINGS...YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT!
The Russian Shuttle Buran ("Snowstorm" in Russian) was authorized in 1976 in response to the United States' Space Shuttle program. Building of the shuttles began in 1980, with the first full-scale Aero-Buran rolling out in 1984.
The first suborbital test flight of a scale model of Buran took place in July 1983. There were five additional flights of the scale model in following years. Aerodynamic tests of the full-scale Buran analogue began in 1984. This aero-Buran was worn out after 24 test flights and would not fly again. The last of these aerodynamic test flights was in April 1988.
The first and only orbital launch of the shuttle Buran was at 3:00 GMT on November 15, 1988. The flight was unmanned, as the life support system had not been checked out and the CRT displays had no software installed. The vehicle was launched on the powerful Energiya booster into an 247 by 256 km orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination. The Buran orbited the Earth twice before firing its thrusters for reentry. The flight ended at 6:25 GMT when the vehicle touched down at Tyuratum. The Buran 1 mission was limited to 2 orbits due to computer memory limitations.
Because it's not our shuttle. It's the Buran, and it's on the AN-225 Mryia(sp?). The AN-225 is the largest plane built. There was only one, but they're working on two more now. They have one almost completed, and another underway. The Buran only flew into space the one time that I'm aware of, and then the project was scrapped.
Originally posted by mikesingh
Who's copied from whom?!
[edit on 2-8-2006 by mikesingh]
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
Master Orca, what is thy bidding? You want us should throw giant rocks into space?
Yes, because going into space cheaply was always an option. Might as well go safe and smart, than cheap and stupid.