Buran .. after the snow came ..
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The Buran spacecraft (Russian '—É—Ä–į–Ĺ, "Snowstorm" or "Blizzard") was the only fully completed and operational space shuttle vehicle from the Soviet Buran program. This one has completed a spaceflight in 1988 unmanned before they cancelled this shuttle program. For getting transported from landing sites it was piggy-backed on the Antonov An-225 aircraft, which is also a pretty impressive aircraft! I get to see those planes once a while at work. We just had one in again on Monday (7th April). Fantastic planes!!
They produced several shuttles and at least one was modified to fly with jet engines for aerodynamic testing. This one was in