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Old 03-28-2017, 10:58 AM   #1
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Default Inside a Soviet rocket graveyard

Haunting images reveal how boosters that once helped launch a spaceplane have been abandoned for two decades

Super-strong rocket developed by the Soviet Union in 1970s has been left in a disused hanger since 1991
The Energia was designed to launch the Buran, an unmanned Soviet spaceplane that orbited the Earth in 1988
USSR built the rocket to compete with Nasa's Saturn V, the launch vehicle that supported the Apollo mission


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Haunting images have revealed how a Soviet spacecraft, pictured,
has been left abandoned in a disused bunker in Kazakhstan for more
than two decades



The super-strong Energia was a launch vehicle designed to propel
the Buran, an unmanned spaceplane, into orbit in the 1970s. The
USSR built the rocket to compete with Nasa's Saturn V, the that
supported the Apollo mission to the moon



The Energia was developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s. It
was designed by NPO Energia, Russia's top space agency, to act as
a heavy-lift launch system and booster for the Buran spaceplane



The outside of the derelict hangar, measuring 433ft (132 metres)
long by 203ft (62 metres) in height, it is the largest building at the
Baikonur Cosmodrome



The giant hangar that houses the rocket was actually an assembly
complex. The site acted as a hub for space travel in the era of the
Soviet Union
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