Originally Posted by Ensign James T. Kirk
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.
The one with the jet engines was never intended for spaceflight capability.
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