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Subject: Buran vs. Space Shuttle?
skrip00    9/25/2005 8:48:24 PM
Would it be feasible to launch space shuttles using the Energia rocket? The rocket by itself can lift the shuttle. Any takers?
 
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Nanheyangrouchuan    RE:Buran vs. Space Shuttle?   12/4/2005 6:24:46 PM
The Russians are already building something bigger. Their capsule technology has taken them far, and I think they are building a shuttle type glider that would ride on the new rocket and be able to glide to earth with small engines.
 
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Basilisk Station    RE:Buran vs. Space Shuttle?   12/6/2005 9:54:53 AM
Probably not. The attachment designs are all wrong and the balance would be off as well. It's not nearly as simple as it looks to put a payload on a rocket. Try watching some episodes of Mythbusters when they use rockets for various things, it doesn't take much to make the flight path go all wacky.
 
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