Monday, April 07, 2008

The Buran takes a cruise


Spiegel Online International reports that a Buran is riding down the Rhine river on its way to its new home. The decommissioned spaceship was bought by the Technik Museum Speyer. This Buran, dubbed Analog, has made a long journey both in space and on Earth. In space, it made 25 suborbital flights between 1985 and 1988. On Earth, it has traveled from the Soviet Union to Sydney, to Bahrain, and then to Speyer, Germany, via Rotterdam. (via ROL)