Interactive Museum Complex “Buran”
Soviet “Space Shuttle” that was turned into a museum
Another VDNH museum introduces visitors to the “Buran” shuttle, a Soviet response to the American Shuttle. Works on the “Buran” project have been under way since 1976. They involved 1,286 enterprises and more than a million people, but the resulting unmanned flight of “Buran” in 1988 was the only launch. “Buran” itself was wrecked in 2002 at Baikonur when the roof of a hangar collapsed. In Moscow, you can see a full-size test model of the spacecraft.
bldg. 352, 119 Mira Ave., Moscow
Web site: vdnh.ru
How to get
VDNH metro station – bus No. 533, exit at the Matrimonial Palace stop