Aviation Photo #1503623 VKK Buran BTS-002 (OK-GLI) - Untitled

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Each of the 40.000 thermal protection tiles are produced with own geometric form. After landing this shield must be cooled down from 1.250 degrees Celsius with fresh cool air. Otherwise the construction inside the shuttle will be destroyed. Technial museum Speyer.
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Photo Added: March 26, 2009

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