End of Buran

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On 12 May 2002, a hangar housing Buran in Kazakhstan collapsed, due to poor maintenance. The collapse killed eight workers and destroyed the orbiter as well as a mock-up of an Energia carrier rocket.

The pic of the tail section perpelexes me…

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    1. Yeah, let’s figure out the tail end collectively without looking for answers on some wiki.

      It’s just rocket science after all.


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