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Russian Photographer Captures The Unfortunate Remains Of An Abandoned Space Shuttle Program

Baikonur Cosmodrome is the first and largest operational space launch facility in the world which is situated in Kazakhstan. The desert steppe of the country where the spaceport exists is leased by the Kazakh government to Russia until 2050. Russian Federal Space Agency and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces jointly manage the spaceport.
Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs recently published the some images of the abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle program after his visit to Baikonur Cosmodrome. His photography showcases the debris of the spaceport that might fascinate the stickybeaks.  

Here are the images of abandoned Soviet Space Shuttles captured beautifully by Ralph.

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Russian Photographer Captures The Unfortunate Remains Of An Abandoned Space Shuttle Program

Russian Photographer Captures The Unfortunate Remains Of An Abandoned Space Shuttle Program

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The photo series by Mirebs shows the hidden complexity of a space program.

The photo series by Mirebs shows the hidden complexity of a space program.

Soviet Shuttle Program lasted from 1974 to 1993, and only one flight completed.

Soviet Shuttle Program lasted from 1974 to 1993, and only one flight completed.

The whole project was cancelled due to the lack of funding.

The whole project was cancelled due to the lack of funding.

The photo series on the space exploration is named 'saddest'.

The photo series on the space exploration is named 'saddest'.

It is sad to see the space shuttles in abandoned state.

It is sad to see the space shuttles in abandoned state.

Mirebs is an urban explorer who dreamed to display the glimpses of the space shuttle program.

Mirebs is an urban explorer who dreamed to display the glimpses of the space shuttle program.

The Soviet Space Shuttle program was built in response to NASA's program.

The Soviet Space Shuttle program was built in response to NASA's program.

The building is 492 feet long, 262 feet wide and 230 feet high.

The building is 492 feet long, 262 feet wide and 230 feet high.

One of the unused Buran shuttles.

One of the unused Buran shuttles.

One of the space shuttles was almost ready for spaceflight in 1992 but never flew in space.

One of the space shuttles was almost ready for spaceflight in 1992 but never flew in space.

The program was officially cancelled. Only 3 to 4 percent of work remained before it was all sacked!

The shuttles are slowly decaying.

The shuttles are slowly decaying.

Mirebs captured the charming snaps going into the large 62-meter tall hanger.

Mirebs captured the charming snaps going into the large 62-meter tall hanger.

Unfortunately, the Buran shuttles are of no use now.

Unfortunately, the Buran shuttles are of no use now.

The space program that met an untimely end, is sad

The space program that met an untimely end, is sad

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