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Old 20-12-2008, 01:28 PM   #21
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Nah, Tony42 - I've got a really big house and a monster jeep
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I suppose if it brokedown we could always call the AAA - Asteroids Automobile Association!
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Old 16-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #23
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Hopefully they end up in better digs than this, for one of the Soviet Buran

http://englishrussia.com/?p=2006#more-2006

(Note: pics are only 6 months old)
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Old 16-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #24
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The Seattle Air Museum could probably take one, they have a concord, one of the old Air Force One 707's, Every Bomber Boeing ever made and the prototypes for all of Boeing's Aircraft. I could see a shuttle mounted on top of a 747 displayed there.
The Seattle Museum of Flight is on the short list to get one. They will build a glass building to house it where the Concord currently sits so that you can see it as you drive by

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Old 16-01-2009, 08:53 PM   #25
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I know the Huntsville Space & Rocket Center here in Alabama that houses one of the remaining Saturn V rockets Is in the Running and has the space for a Shuttle ! I was there a few weeks ago and talked to several of the museum People in the know and they are gonna go for it



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Old 17-01-2009, 01:11 AM   #26
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Hopefully they end up in better digs than this, for one of the Soviet Buran

http://englishrussia.com/?p=2006#more-2006

(Note: pics are only 6 months old)
That's very sad
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Old 17-01-2009, 04:07 AM   #27
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I've heard Mcminnville Ore (home of the Spruce Goose) is a front runner to get one.
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Old 17-01-2009, 08:17 AM   #28
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I know the Huntsville Space & Rocket Center here in Alabama that houses one of the remaining Saturn V rockets Is in the Running and has the space for a Shuttle ! I was there a few weeks ago and talked to several of the museum People in the know and they are gonna go for it



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That is an extreme long shot considering they've had a bit of a shrinking budget problem these days and space is a bit cramped on the normal site. I see they are doing great things for their planned Saturn V exhibit, but they didn't treat the Skylab trainer with much respect in recent years and the Alabama weather has not been kind to it.
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Old 17-01-2009, 09:53 AM   #29
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Hopefully they end up in better digs than this, for one of the Soviet Buran

http://englishrussia.com/?p=2006#more-2006

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As T70MkIII said that's really sad. Even though they never flew they're a part of Russian space history. Looks beyond repair too. I suppose someone bought it for scrap and hasn't finished breaking the thing up. Be lovely to rescue it and at least restore the outer shell.
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Old 17-01-2009, 12:35 PM   #30
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Be lovely to rescue it and at least restore the outer shell.
Amen, Brother.
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Old 17-01-2009, 12:55 PM   #31
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Depends if that was the one which flew. It probably isn't as there were a few test beds as well, one of which was turned into a gazebo in a park (or something similar).

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Old 17-01-2009, 06:36 PM   #32
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That is an extreme long shot considering they've had a bit of a shrinking budget problem these days and space is a bit cramped on the normal site. I see they are doing great things for their planned Saturn V exhibit, but they didn't treat the Skylab trainer with much respect in recent years and the Alabama weather has not been kind to it.
From what im being told the Skylab trainer is next to be restored along with the whole back side of the park. Now that the Saturn isn't out back they have room to build another building, + they have lots of room on the west end of the Saturn building. Budget wise yes it is smaller than normal but that's because they just built that huge building to house the Saturn and restore it, and the opportunity to get one of the Shuttles only comes once. What im told they will make it happen if they can..

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Old 17-01-2009, 06:58 PM   #33
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I do seem to recall the one in the park as Keith says, I am sure it was mounted on a concrete plinth as some kind of exhibit. As for flying goes, yep only one very succesfull flight was made (according to the Russians) but the Buran also made a few atmospheric flights using as memory serves me, four jet engines bolted to the rear where the OMS blisters are on the US shuttle. This enabled it to take off and land like a somewhat "unconventional" aircraft. I have the footage somewhere and if I can find it I would be happy to share as it's well worth a watch. Give me a few days and I will see if I can locate it. Just as an aside, there was a Buran scale test model on an auction site (lifting body) a few years ago which had been used for re-entry tests, I was well up for bidding then I noticed the price and it was something like, in offers of 1.25 mill,so Mrs Steve wouldn't let me, having said that it was probably nicked by some five star general who had not been paid for ten years so who knows what happened to it.
Steve...check this guy'shttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_program . Also a last miniute thought if you go on Youtube and just type in Buran there is a whole load of stuff, sorry I cannot copy and paste the links, but everything I have on disc and a whole lot more is on there including the demolition of the Buran assembly buildings.

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Old 18-01-2009, 12:46 AM   #34
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I noticed the price and it was something like, in offers of 1.25 mill,
Plus the buyer had to arrange and pay for delivery!!!!

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Be cool if some private consortium bought one, and used it.
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