FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3137 times:
Slightly off topic here, but does anyone here know the current status of the second AN-225? I heard that the aircraft is partially complete, and Antonov is seeking funds to finish it. I think it would be very cool to have 2 AN-225s flying around. Regards.
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Mdsmith11 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 194 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2648 times:
On a different, but related note: Every picture that was published had the Russian Space Shuttle (dunno if it was every assigned a name or not) sitting on top of the plane. Since the Russians never launched their space shuttle into orbit, what ever became of it? Was it scrapped? Sitting/hanging in a musuem somewhere? Or just out in the elements somewhere? Was it a complete with avionics spacecraft or just a real looking concept? Did it even make an unpowered glider flight simliar the orbiter Enterprise when launched off of the back of the NASA 747?