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by Hannah Leitheiser

Russian Shuttle

Aircraft Systems Engineering MIT Course 16.885J / ESD.35J

Prof. Jeffrey Hoffman




The Russians, apparently, had a space shuttle as well. It's first and last flight was in 1988. Like the Americans, the Russians discovered flying space shuttles was expensive, and unlike the Americans, they had less money.

In 2002, the hanger fell on the original destroying it. Urban explorers (which I guess is the cool name for trespassers) explored the complexes where similar prototypes were being worked on, before funding dried up some thirty years ago.