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Photographer Walks Into An Abandoned Hangar But Never Expected To Find This

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Photographer Walks Into An Abandoned Hangar But Never Expected To Find This

When photographer Ralph Mirebs decided to walk into an abandoned hangar near the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, he never expected to find two prototype shuttles that were part of a secret Russian Space program, Dailymail reports.

The stunning pictures below reveal a large hangar and two unused shuttles, named Burya and OK-MT resting at the base.

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

According to the report, the space crafts were designed to emulate NASA’s Space Shuttles.

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

Despite a successful unmanned orbital test flight the program was suddenly scrapped and the shuttles were left to rot in hangars.

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

It’s unknown how many space shuttles were built. The Russian space agency has remained silent since the discovery.

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

Photo: Ralph Mirebs

Impressive finding! There’s so much we don’t know about the former Soviet Union! Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

H/T: Dailymail

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