The failed pride of the national cosmonautics - the head modified orbital ship 11Ф35 of the second series (the third flight) - the 2.01 product, bought by a pharmaceutical company, after several turbid resales of either Germany, or Bahrain and many years standing on the quay of the Khimki reservoir, finally found refuge in Zhukovsky. It will be restored and shown at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS.
His more successful counterparts also sailed along the Moscow River from the Tushinsky Machine-Building Plant, so that they would be loaded onto a large-tonnage aircraft at the airfield in Zhukovsky and taken to Baikonur.
Only this time this rarest transportation of a spacecraft by water was not classified.
Aft fuselage and wing console
Quite front view
I could not miss the opportunity to climb inside.
View of the flight to the internal volume
Here I could not resist and for the first time in my life I photographed myself on a mobile phone against the background of something.
And got out on the "roof"
Already getting out of the bottom, about the same as this girl. Local residents, having heard about the spacecraft, began to fill the pier.
That most famous ceramic tile, more precisely heat-resistant coating. I did not break off the memory, although it costs 3000 dollars apiece.
Unusually light, even weightless, despite its thickness. Inside as a foam, tried to set fire - does not burn. Still, it maintains the temperature of 1600 degrees. But then its cover can be broken with a slight touch of a finger.
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