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Buran Russian Space Shuttle, displayed in Moscow Culture Park. The Buran space shuttle was a reusable Soviet spacecraft, similar in design to the Space Shuttles used by NASA. The first and only launch of the Buran space shuttle took place in 1988. Funding for the Buran space shuttle was cut following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, and in 1993 the Buran program was canceled.
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