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Old 06-15-2010, 04:43 PM
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Actually my theory is that they couldn't achieve the same balance in mass the orbiter has in weight and found that they needed the jet engines to make the landing.

I noticed that the shuttle has it's nose gear actually in the nose and the Buran has the gear further back. This would take away from crew deck just as the jet engines take a way from the payload.
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