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  Russian Buran Space Shuttle 1" Thermal Tile
Russian Buran Space Shuttle Flown in Space 1988 1 inch Thermal Tile


 
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Own your own piece of Russian space history with this wonderful piece of the Buran Space Shuttle 2.03 that was dismantled in 1995!

  • Unflown Thermal Tile Measures approx. 1'' x 1'' x 0.4''
  • Comes Presented in a Solid Acrylic Box
  • Overall Presentation Measures 3'' x 2'' x 1.3''
  • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

The Buran spacecraft (Russian: Бура́н, IPA: [bʊˈran], Snowstorm or Blizzard), GRAU index 11F35 K1 was a Soviet orbital vehicle analogous in function and design to the US Space Shuttle and developed by Chief Designer Gleb Lozino-Lozinskiy of RKK Energia. Buran completed one unmanned spaceflight in 1988 and remains the only Soviet space shuttle that was launched into space, as the Buran programme was cancelled in 1993 following the dissolution of the USSR. It was treated as a Soviet space shuttle but only the plane itself was theoretically reusable (and in fact, it was never reused). The main part of the system was just an expendable powerful rocket - Energia. A Buran spacecraft was destroyed in 2002 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, when the hangar in which it was stored collapsed .


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