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5 Russian Wooden Spaceship

Russian Wooden Spaceship

Posted on October 24, 2017 by tim


This is not a Star Wars fan creation. Not a children attraction neither. This is a pretty serious product which helped a lot to develop latest stage of Soviet space program.

Before launching and landing self-piloting autonomous Buran space shuttle Soviet scientists had to build an analogue of the shuttle for actual flights around in atmosphere. Sort of a plane which looked exactly like space shuttle. And to make it possible they firstly made it out wood.

Now we can model such things on computers with just easy mouse movements and clicks. But before they had to build actual things out of wood to see how they would look and work.

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5 Responses to “Russian Wooden Spaceship”

  1. Douglas says:

    Truly bizarre. Kept a lot of model builders busy for a time.

  2. Kent_Diego says:

    Some please paint it before it rots away. Imagine the work to build and a little paint would add 10 years of life.

  3. al-muell says:

    You wrote about it 2 years ago, with same pictures, but less information.
    http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/01/in-woods-there-is-one-abandoned-shuttle-buran-made-of-woods/

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