Soviet Space Shuttle found abandoned in its metal sarcophagus at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Kazakhstan.

Share this on Facebook download .zip with all pictures

Its not good we canceled the program because they were old, its good we canceled the program because they hit zero of the project parameters. It was supposed to be entirely reusable with a turn around of a few weeks and each launch was to cost a fraction of what it ended up costing. It was an unsafe craft that took months to get in the air again and cost 4-5 times what a kitted rocket would have cost. It also lifts so much useless weight into orbit, every pound it needs for reentry and cargo lifting were useless lbs for pure science missions. After building and launching the first one into orbit we should have scrapped it but instead congress wanted to save face to the public and ordered a few more.

We should have scrapped it long ago and built a work and cargo platform which could be used from a capsule craft so the rocket can be configured to be used exactly as the mission parameters call for making the most efficient use of fuel. The Saturn-v program could have been expanded and continued and we would be reliably getting into orbit still. The only true advantage to the shuttle was the amount of cargo it could have brought back.

It did give us the technical knowledge to build a pure space plane which is the most efficient way to orbit. Use air breathing engines to get to a height where they either die out or you loose lift then switch to rockets to get to orbit. Air breathing engines use little fuel because the wings lift the plane with forward momentum rather than fighting gravity and require no oxidizer which saves weight. It was a technical marvel though.

Latest Comments
  1. uruch December 26, 2016
  2. Oldtiavor December 16, 2016
  3. wasdenmzd December 6, 2016
  4. Adald December 5, 2016
  5. Mcaaast9 December 5, 2016
  6. Oughumde December 1, 2016
  7. panzergeneral November 30, 2016
  8. persaud November 28, 2016
  9. Tonser November 28, 2016
  10. Stramald November 25, 2016
  11. vanderpool39 November 21, 2016
  12. Jacquiline1999 November 19, 2016
  13. Inest November 18, 2016
  14. Reavis2000 November 17, 2016
  15. Umedar November 11, 2016
  16. chrisman9020 November 8, 2016
  17. walters1981 October 22, 2016
  18. Suloon October 17, 2016
  19. Zapes October 16, 2016
  20. Usklor October 12, 2016
  21. Tiarad October 10, 2016
  22. Orpsam October 7, 2016
  23. VinitaRezendes October 4, 2016
  24. CarlGuerrier September 30, 2016
  25. DianHohn September 28, 2016
  26. Brivestas September 17, 2016
  27. Titus16 September 12, 2016
  28. southwickship5 September 11, 2016
  29. Tiarad September 6, 2016
  30. kolinmcrae September 4, 2016
  31. Ashend September 2, 2016
  32. Kinild August 30, 2016
  33. Isech August 26, 2016
  34. Yuania August 26, 2016
  35. Iworo August 23, 2016
  36. Dokeg August 23, 2016
  37. LucienneDewees August 21, 2016
  38. Cerlory August 14, 2016
  39. Imem August 10, 2016
  40. YaekoPendelton August 10, 2016
  41. Unthon August 8, 2016
  42. Mcaaast9 August 8, 2016
  43. Uskunte August 1, 2016
  44. czakNorris1 July 30, 2016
  45. LeonardEdlund July 29, 2016
  46. BuenaShore July 28, 2016
  47. Darpolo July 26, 2016
  48. ShellieFiles July 26, 2016
  49. Rannund July 24, 2016
  50. Fitinack July 21, 2016
  51. EunaCalifano July 13, 2016
  52. osade July 10, 2016
  53. Hinoldo July 9, 2016
  54. Aselme July 6, 2016
  55. Unthon June 26, 2016
  56. Kimskel June 26, 2016
  57. Whail June 24, 2016
  58. CatharineDorrance June 22, 2016
  59. Queighty June 19, 2016
  60. LatashiaReece June 9, 2016
  61. RebeckaGuyton June 3, 2016
  62. CatharineDorrance June 1, 2016
  63. goodellkol May 30, 2016
  64. Sulghaeng May 19, 2016
  65. Oslt May 18, 2016
  66. EviaBruss May 11, 2016
  67. WendellAhmad May 2, 2016
  68. Garan May 2, 2016
  69. Oslt April 26, 2016
  70. Odynu April 25, 2016
  71. walters1981 April 24, 2016
  72. Garan April 21, 2016
  73. walters1981 April 17, 2016
  74. Rac April 15, 2016
  75. poissonman88 April 11, 2016
  76. ArletteMaddix April 10, 2016
  77. chrisman9020 April 6, 2016
  78. garza77 April 5, 2016
  79. Oslt April 1, 2016
  80. Daros March 26, 2016
  81. Tiarad March 24, 2016
  82. Nulad March 15, 2016
  83. Nah March 15, 2016
  84. Wartin March 15, 2016
  85. TakakoMelnick March 9, 2016
  86. Garan March 8, 2016
  87. barbozaIsland March 8, 2016
  88. Rosybi February 27, 2016
  89. chrisman9020 February 26, 2016
  90. StacyHickox February 19, 2016
  91. wasdenmzd February 18, 2016
  92. EunaCalifano February 16, 2016
  93. Laeld February 8, 2016
  94. RebeckaGuyton February 8, 2016
  95. Usklor February 2, 2016
  96. Dotuton February 2, 2016
  97. Nyest January 30, 2016
  98. Tabelque January 27, 2016
  99. Chawler January 20, 2016
  100. Rodyn January 15, 2016
  101. PatriciaAcord January 9, 2016
  102. Ingn January 8, 2016
  103. Oslt December 29, 2015
  104. Inest December 18, 2015
  105. Nyem December 17, 2015
  106. Adir December 11, 2015
  107. Reavis2000 December 4, 2015
  108. Sayeche December 3, 2015
  109. ThuBocanegra December 3, 2015
  110. Tonser November 30, 2015
  111. WendellAhmad November 28, 2015
  112. EviaBruss November 28, 2015
  113. Chawler November 27, 2015
  114. chrisman9020 November 27, 2015
  115. Ashend November 23, 2015
  116. Yonys November 21, 2015
  117. Orpsam November 20, 2015
  118. Mcaaast9 November 18, 2015
  119. sarkisian93 November 16, 2015
  120. czakNorris1 November 15, 2015
  121. Isech November 9, 2015
  122. Kimskel November 5, 2015
  123. DomingaRico November 5, 2015
  124. Nicolhowle October 31, 2015
  125. poissonman88 October 29, 2015
  126. brusswszech October 26, 2015
  127. Inest October 24, 2015
  128. Lucessinger98 October 14, 2015
  129. brusswszech October 3, 2015
Comments are closed.
Click on Like Page, to get new amazing photo every day on facebook.
Thanks! I already Like.