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Pictures: Nicolas Pillet.
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.
Another reportings here.
Here is the pictures I took in the Technic museum at Speyer (Germany) about the Apollo & Beyond Exposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Update of June 19: