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Igor Volk at Speyer

Igor Volk (tests pilots chief of the Buran program) was at the Speyer museum (Germany) on last 8th May to receive the TM-19 Soyuz capsule and attend an autograph show in the new space building.

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Pictures: Nicolas Pillet.

Interview of Igor Volk

Igor Volk

Here is an interview I had with Igor Volk test pilot of the Buran space shuttle.
He was selected in 1978 to become the chief of the test pilot crew of Buran and flew on the space station Salyut 7 in 1984 to test the aptitude of a cosmonaut to pilot the Buran on the way back.

Reporting about the Buran-Energia program

Here is a presentation reporting about the Buran-Energia program and the OK-GLI test shuttle, which was broadcasted on russia television (Rossia chanel).

Buran Space Shuttle Program

Another reportings here.

Pictures of the Buran exposition in Speyer

Here is the pictures I took in the Technic museum at Speyer (Germany) about the Apollo & Beyond Exposition.


Opening of the Apollo & Beyond exposition

Today is the opening of the « Apollo & Beyond » exposition at the Speyer museum (Technik Museum Speyer). This exposition which is about space has to main attraction the OK-GLI shuttle.

After lot of troubles (administration troubles) she finally finds a home where she can take advantage of her retirement.


I will put pictures as soons as I get back.


Pictures of the exhibition I took.

Reporting on the pilots test of Buran

Here is a reporting (cut in 3 parts) about the test pilots of the Buran program, especially the pilots the OK-GLI test shuttle. This reporting was broadcasted on the « Culture » channel on russian television in 2002.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Opening of the Apollo and Beyond exhibition

The exhibtion Apollo and Beyond which will take place in the Speyer museum in Germany will open on October 2 for the VIPs and the next day (October 3) for everyone.

This exhibition will be the occasion to see the Buran space shuttle OK-GLI, which hasn’t participed to such event since 2001.


Displacement of the Buran OK-GLI in the museum’s hangar

The shuttle OK-GLI was transported yesterday (2008-11-06) to the Speyer museum’s hangar. This hangar will welcome in the next months an exhibition about space and space conquest. The shuttle will be assembled there (the wings and vertical stabilizer were removed), then renovated to become the main part of the exhibition.

OK-GLI to the Speyer s hangar OK-GLI in the Speyer s hangar

Update of June 19:

Other pictures of the carriage added in the gallery. (Thanks to Elser-Film)