33 “Buran” And Launching Site

“Buran” And Launching Site

Posted on December 7, 2010 by team

A collection of quite interesting photos of the USSR heritage.


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33 Responses to ““Buran” And Launching Site”

  1. Archy Bunka says:

    Furst! Like the USA.

    • SovMarxist1924 says:

      The “USA” is first in income inequality between rich and poor; first in incarcerated people; first in illegal drug consumption… Do you want more, A.?

      • Chris says:

        WHAT is WRONG with “income inequality”?

        I have a couple of rich friends, one very rich; should I feel violated somehow?

        • SovMarxist1924 says:

          Economics is obviously not your strong suit, Chris.

          • Chris says:

            @SovMarxist, ANSWER the question.

            WHAT is OBJECTIVELY WRONG with “income inequality”.

            My father has a masters in “marxist economics” and he threw off that bullsh1t long ago.

          • Chris says:

            Also, define “income inequality between rich and poor”, we could be talking past ourselves. =)

            Two minutes ago I just came back from tea with a friend where we went to ship items he had sold to the military, he started from scratch two years ago and is pulling in $400K this year; should I as a worker (for someone else) feel aggrieved in any way???

            Do my rich friends owe me anything??

            READ CAREFULLY “George Johnson”‘s reply to you, IT IS VERY GOOD.

            • SovMarxist1924 says:

              The gap between the wealthy and the poor is greater in the U.S. than in any other industrial nation. The wealthy have received higher wages while the Middle Class and below have had their wages stagnate or fallen in the years since 1980 (Ronald Ray-Gun). The result of this is an enormous prison population, high rates of burglary and theft, a permanent underclass of drug dealers, meth and cocaine manufacturers/ dealers, an increase of homelessness, an increase in domestic violence and a sharp fall in public education. Read, Chris. The U.S. Gov’t. acknowledges all these truths. People with money will ALWAYS tell people they are miserable while quietly laughing at everyone below them. Don’t you realize people are better off under quasi-socialist Gov’ts like Denmark, Iceland, Finland, etc. where the income gap is much more narrow. There aren’t that many millionaires in these countries due to the high taxes- it is more equitable there.

      • George Johnson says:

        No, American first in OPPORTUNITY!! There IS an income gap in America. Because those that got rich had the gumption to get out there and GET RICH. Those that are poor, don’t. They keep doing the same things that make them poor.

        In other words, it’s THEIR OWN FAULT. Government redistributed income isn’t the answer. That’s the biggest fail EVER!

        We oiffer opportunity, how you use it, is up to you, can even fail is you life. We DO NOT offer equal results.

        Your ideas, just bring everybody down to the lowest, make EVERYbody equally poor.

    • Mark says:

      There’s also something else the US is “furst” in that I didn’t know until I used all my 36 Trojan Magnums in St. Petersburg, and found out that you can’t buy them in Russia, China, or the EU. Not that the US is anything great, at least not since they won the Great Patriotic War.

      • MangledMengele says:

        Funny, I live in an EU country and I can buy them. I still choose Durex though. Actually come to think of it, I’ve lived in 3 different EU countries and they’ve been right there on the shelf.

      • Dave says:

        What an American calls a “Trojan Magnum” is what a Russian calls “small.” Perhaps you should try wearing them rather than using them to make waterbombs.

  2. Boris Badenov says:

    Who spends billions on a space shuttle, flies it once and then places it in a museum or playground?

  3. Balkanoid says:

    God…this really looks like something from some SF space movie…

    And just thought about how much effort had to be done to construct all this, and how it’s all totally abandoned now…makes me almost sad.

  4. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.

    I realy love tha 6ypaH

  5. Musa says:

    Cute Dog. :)

  6. ZeroDrop says:

    Such a shame an spacecraft like this (very superior to the Space Shuttle), wasted…

  7. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Like the USA’s “Star Wars”?

  8. Chris says:

    Dude, the USSR fell apart, that was pretty traumatic!!

  9. Bogdanov says:

    The Russians are still ahead of the U.S. in space science.

  10. google says:

    I really don’t think they are ahead of U.S. in space science, they use very rudimentary technology

    • Mark says:

      I wonder why the US actually buys rocket motors and technology from Russia?

    • ZeroDrop says:

      The Russians are very superior in space tech to the USA. And way before USA. USA tech just looks more pretty, Russians care less about how it looks. They just stopped developing their Buran.
      In fact, Buran took off, orbited the earth and landed – on automatic / remote control! Can USA Space Shuttle do that? An considerable amount of technology is needed to do this.
      And the technical specs of Buran are far higher than Space Shuttle, a simple research on Google reveals that. Buran is more tough!

  11. tomas says:

    Very sad pictures

  12. WackyGypsy says:

    Tsk. Tsk. Russian stealing space plans again!

    • George Johnson says:

      Probably not. I don’t think this is like the Valkyrie Canadian/US super sonic bomber from long ago, where Russia stole the entire plan set.

      I think they probably stole parts of it. From the looks it, yeah, they had to. But if you think about it, if you’re designing something, to do the same job, they’re going to look very similar.

      Look at how we went into space in the 60’s ad 70’s. Both used big rockets. Both used a capsule on top.

      See? Similar, but if you look at the details, different. Same thing here. But I’m sure they did steal SOME plans.

      Hey, it’s Russians do, they’ve been doing it for decades. So does China. Why not let somebody else do your R&D and testing, then you build the finished, working project??? Saves TONS of money.

      (but it’s pretty crummy)

  13. Malik Ijaz says:

    Very remarkable work by Russia,very power full and strong.
    in every filed space or land there technology is the best.

  14. John says:

    There’s a picture of that hangar that housed one of the Burans. It caved in due to weather and neglect (long after the dissolution of the USSR), killing several people. Sad.

  15. Mastertje says:

    perhaps America and Russia should cooperate more in the space program. even through this site there is struggle. instead the battle only increases .every country has something. I do not live in America or Russia.

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