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Buran from Soviet Space Program

During the Cold War space race, reusable space craft to rival American Space shuttle was made. The Soviet Union has built a modern reusable space craft named Buran more advanced (both in terms of reliability and payload capability) than the Space Shuttle and as such it was a reply to USA. Space Shuttle was feared by the Soviet Union because it was a type of plane that could have carried weapons into space so to rival that it was a must to build Buran.

The craft was launched once without any crew and the program was canceled at the collapse of the Soviet Union, however just a bit later after few accidents even the Space Shuttle program was canceled as well.

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