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Buran: The Space Shuttle That Almost Was

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Did you know the Soviet Union had its own Space Shuttle? Learn all about the Buran, what happened to it, and what innovations set it apart from its NASA counterpart.

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Sources:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/rockets/did-the-soviets-actually-build-a-better-space-shuttle-16176311
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18686090/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-soviets-stole-space-shuttle/#.VMBqwy7F9Hg
http://www.k26.com/buran/info/a_comparison/a_comparison.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20664-cosmonaut-soviet-space-shuttle-was-safer-than-nasas.html#.VMBrQS7F9Hg
http://www.astronautix.com/craft/buran.htm
http://blog.nasm.si.edu/space/the-soviet-buran-shuttle-one-flight-long-history/
http://www.buran.su/buranvssts-comparison.php
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/energia.html

Images:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soyuz,_Space_Shuttle,_Buran_comparison.svg [credit: NASA]
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buran_on_An-225_(Le_Bourget_1989)_(cropped).JPEG
[credit: Dave Casey]
http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/space-race/online/sec500img/547l3p3.jpg
[credit: Smithsonian]
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/32/Buran.jpg
http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2002/05/buran/9124669-5-eng-GB/Buran_node_full_image_2.jpg [credit: ESA]
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ENERGIJA.png
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/images/content/166996main_ET-119_2571_516.jpg [credit: NASA]
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