Originally Posted by NCC-73515
Technically, it's more advanced than the US shuttle.
You mean because of the jet engines in the tail? That just reduces payload capacity, and of course the Soviets never really meant to use Buran for workhorse duty, it seems.
Buran was a "Nyah, nyah, us too" project stolen from the US.
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