Technik Museum Speyer – Soviet Buran OK-GLI Aerodynamic Test Shuttle

Soviet Buran Program The Buran shuttle program (also known as the VKK Space Orbiter program – Buran or “Буран” in Russian means “Snowstorm“) was the biggest and most expensive undertaking ever in Soviet space exploration. The program began in 1974 in response to the NASA Space Shuttle program (apparently initially due to the suspicion it… Read More Technik Museum Speyer – Soviet Buran OK-GLI Aerodynamic Test Shuttle

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark: NASA Aircraft

The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, California has a very unique National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) test and transport aircraft collection. Nearby is the NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre where the aircraft once flew and NASA continues to conduct flight research to this day. There is a Space Shuttle Escape System Test Vehicle that was… Read More Joe Davies Heritage Airpark: NASA Aircraft

Space Shuttle Discovery

Following on from my visit to the California Science Centre in Los Angeles to see their new addition the retired NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle OV-105), I couldn’t miss seeing one of her sisters, Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle OV-103) in her new home at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum – Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre in Chantilly, Virginia. Discovery was… Read More Space Shuttle Discovery

California Science Centre – Air & Space

The California Science Centre is a great place to visit when in Los Angeles and admission is free (except for special exhibitions). Besides scientific and environmental exhibits you can see some fantastic air and space displays including one of a kind prototype aircraft and historic spacecraft. The aircraft displays are both outside and inside the museum. Outdoors there is an… Read More California Science Centre – Air & Space