Russian Space Shuttle Repaint Fail

The Buran was the Russian equivalent to the US Space Shuttle, with only one unmanned flight into space to brag about before the program was cancelled due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. While being stored in the Baikonur Cosmodrome, a hangar collapse destroyed the remains in 2002. Trotted out during the recent MAKS 2011 Airshow to display its “restoration”, intrepid photographers discovered that the restoration had merely consisted of laborers painting one side… the side facing the air show crowds. Repaints: they work in vidya gaems, why cant they work for Mother Russia? See the full set of pics including interior shots at englishrussia.

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    GENIOUS MOTHER RUSSIA IS GENIOUS
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  5. wfosbery reblogged this from jmyuste and added:
    El Buran exhibido en condiciones deplorables debido a su pésimo almacenaje y conservación en Rusia.
  6. potato-skins reblogged this from avarenity and added:
    Wow, that’s really depressing.
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    Ha!
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  12. raydennis said: Hilarious
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    I once stayed in Moscow with one of the men who helped to design the Buran. Knowing I was American, he loved to tell me...
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    Impressive.
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