Authentic  Russian Buran Space Shuttle Cockpit Window
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Outside view of the Russian Buran Space Shuttle Window Assembly

    This is an actual window
from the cockpit of the Russian
Buran Space Shuttle.

    The ship is almost identical to NASA's Space Shuttle.

(This view is the outside of the window)

It is an important, rare piece
of Russian Space History.

  The Buran Spacecraft made one
unmanned space flight on November 15, 1988.

The Russians watched the American space program and realized that they needed a space shuttle of their own.
Unlike the American shuttle the Buran was only going to be used for missions which could not be done by other craft.

Inside view of the Russian Buran Space Shuttle Window Assembly

    The window is constructed of multi-layered tempered glass impregnated with a photo-reactive chemical layer which darkens in response to sunlight exposure.
Side view of Buran Space Shuttle Window Assembly showing original Serial Numbers.
 The outer frame is made from a titanium alloy. The entire window assembly weighs approx. 70 lbs.

This is an outside view of the window mounted in the cockpit of the
Buran Space Shuttle. 

Here is our Buran Space Shuttle Model together with our Buran Cockpit Window
on display at the
Museum of Discovery & Science
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Here is our Buran Space Shuttle together with our Buran Window on display at the Museum of Discovery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Russian Space Shuttle Cockpit Windows Here is the window
mounted in the cockpit of the
Buran Spacecraft.

The ship was launched by the Energia,
which is the world's most powerful rocket.
It returned to a runway landing in Russia. 

This is what remains
of a Buran Spacecraft.
It now sits, missing many pieces,  deteriorating in Moscow.

Click for more information on the Russian Buran Space Shuttle

    As you can see, the Buran looks very much like the American shuttle and the Russians admit borrowing the blueprints. But it is not an exact copy of NASA's Shuttle. The maiden flight was unmanned, controlled only by computers. With it's deteriorating economy, the Russians could not justify the expense of making the Buran shuttles operational, and the original and several uncompleted models today sit in storage.

In August, 2003 we were fortunate enough to actually acquire an authentic Buran Space Shuttle Window

We also have a  MIR Space Station Window Assembly
in our collection.
  Click Here for Pictures & Info.


The above Buran Window will be on display at the
Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Museum of Discovery & Science
and Blockbuster IMAX Theater in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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