Russian urban explorer and photographer Ralph Mirebs discovered an enormous, abandoned hangar in Kazakhstan. Inside were the remains of the Russian space shuttle program. More amazing photos from the source here or from a secondary news piece here.
After being turned down for one of NASA’s three surviving space shuttles (that actually flew in space) and enduring a two-year review and approval process, Houston, Texas just became the tenth space launch site in America to win an operator’s license from the FAA. Show More Summary
NASA is displaying artifacts and debris from both Columbia and Challenger. In some cases, these artifacts have never before been seen in public.
One day before the unfortunate SpaceX launch failure —which proved once again that space is hard—a new, deeply saddening but time inspiring exhibition was opened at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Read more...
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has opened an exhibit titled “Forever Remembered.” The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the 14 astronauts who lost their lives in the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, two of the biggest space shuttle disasters in NASA’s history. Show More Summary
A new memorial at the Kennedy Space Center honors the crews of Challenger and Columbia
Before it was decommissioned, we got to sit in the pilot’s seat and ask questions.
You can build incredible things in Minecraft, from a space shuttle to Minas Tirith to a working computer. But even the coolest architectural wonder pales next to this ridiculous piece created by a pixel art master known as Thorlar Thorlarian.
For some reason, my social media feeds lately have been filled with images of “Russia’s secret space shuttles” that have fallen into ruin. This is a little puzzling, since those shuttles haven’t been ‘secret’ for decades, and they’ve been in terrible condition for over 20 years. But that got me thinking — was it a better Space Shuttle than the American one? Read more...
Originally released way back in 1986, Skylynx was one of the grander Transformers toys of its time, combining a walking, rolling mechanised lion with a bird that turned into a space shuttle. In retrospect, a robot griffin didn’t make a lot of sense, but that didn’t stop it from being awesome. Show More Summary
The Soviet Buran space shuttle program came to a grinding halt when the Iron Curtain fell in the early 90s, and as a new era of Russian freedom began another era came to a close. The Buran came to represent the Soviet space program in...Show More Summary
As the palm trees swayed on a hot balmy day in Florida, three generations of men watched the space shuttle take off into the air. The jet engines flared, disappearing into the clouds, as nine-year-old Lance Bass vowed he would one day go into space. Bass still dreams of space...
These rockets should be in a museum. Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs was exploring a massive space launch facility in the deserts of southern Kazakhstan when he came upon an old Soviet spacecraft (and a full-size model) in one of the...Show More Summary
Photographer Ralph Mirebs finds the remains of the Soviet space shuttle in Kazakhstan.
In 1974, Russia launched its largest, most expensive project in space exploration history. The stars of the project, called the Buran program, were its space shuttles, which were built in secret from designs the Soviet secret police stole from NASA. Show More Summary
Not one but two orbiters rotting away inside a blast-proof building at Baikonur.
Porsche’s current livery reminds me just a bit of the Space Shuttle: all whites, blacks and greys. Unfortunately, the Space Shuttle can pull off big fiery rockets in the back, and a terrestrial Porsche 911 RSR cannot. Read more...
Rodolfo Neri Vela is not only the first — and only — Mexican to have flown aboard a NASA Space Shuttle mission in 1985. More importantly he is the guy who gladly accepted to autograph a dirty napkin — upon his return to … Continue reading ?
Russian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs just published one of the saddest photoseries on space exploration. He managed to get inside an abandoned hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where two Burans—the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space program—are slowly decaying in their burial crypt. Read more...
We were really sad to see NASA retire the Space Shuttle. Even though it’s being replaced with some new and exciting hardware, we have fond memories of the Shuttle program. The good news is that a lot of the old hardware can now be seen up close and personal. Show More Summary