Breathtaking ruins of Soviet’s space shuttle program

(CNN)What was once the gleaming pride and joy of the Soviet space program now lies covered in dirt and bird droppings in a disused hangar in Kazakhstan.With their broken windows, missing tiles and ransacked interiors, these shuttles are a haunting — and fascinating — piece of space history, rarely seen by the outside world.Indeed, when 36-year-old Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs discovered the derelict shuttles and rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome, he was touched by the sad end for these “wonderful winged machines.”

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