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Soviet Energiya launch vehicle with Skif-DM/Polyus at site 110 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Polyus-Skif (the long black satellite) mated to the Energia rocket sits on the launch pad.

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USSR superheavy launcher Energia with “Polyus”, space combat laser station.

June 25, 1969: At the Tyuratam Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan SSR, the N-1 Manned Lunar Launch Vehicle is raised onto its launch pad for flight preparation for the 3 July 1969 launch attempt of N-1/L3K with Cosmonauts Leonov  Makarov on board to land on the Moon.

June At the Tyuratam Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan SSR, the Manned Lunar Launch Vehicle is raised onto its launch pad for flight preparation for the 3 July 1969 launch attempt of with Cosmonauts Leonov Makarov on board to land on the Moon.

See how the first human spaceflight actually occurred when the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961.

See how the first human spaceflight actually occurred when the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 on April Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth for 108 minutes to usher in the age of human spaceflight

Did the Soviets Actually Build a Better Space Shuttle? - Popular Mechanics

Did the USSR Build a Better Space Shuttle?

Buran and Space Shuttle. Buran (snow storm) flew only once, powered into orbit by the Energia. Unlike the NASA orbiter which had main engines on the orbiter itself in addition to the SRB's, the Buran received all of its boost into space from the Energia.

Did the Soviets Actually Build a Better Space Shuttle?

Did the USSR Build a Better Space Shuttle?

Twenty-five years ago this month, the Buran—the Soviet space shuttle—made its one and only flight.

It is ironic. 20 years ago Americans were accusing Soviet Union of copying the Space Shuttle design for their own multipurpose space system ...

20 years ago Americans were accusing Soviet Union of copying the Space Shuttle design for their own multipurpose space system .

Soviet Space Shuttle Buran & Tupolev 134

Seen here, the jet powered atmospheric trainer for the Russian space shuttle program

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