The Soviet government were initially considering some of their top space scientists to head the Buran program, but in the end command fell to Col. General Alexander Maksimov, who ran the military space and missile programs.
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KAZAKHSTAN- Photographer Ralph Mirebs visited this abandoned hangar near the Baikonur Cosmodrome to capture views of two prototype shuttles that were left abandoned after the Soviet Buran shuttle programme was scrapped in 1988
The space shuttle Endeavour, perched atop a specially-modified NASA 747 jet, approaches Los Angeles International Airport last week. The retired spacecraft will be towed to its new home at the California Science Center.