When I was a kid I was fascinated by space. I used to build Lego cosmodromes that sent little plastic men on imaginary journeys across the galaxy. But at the same time these guys were doing it for real. This is Buran, the space plane that represented the pride and hopes of the Soviet people
Yubileyniy airport was built for as the landing site for the Buran Space Project. It was at this airport that Buran landed after orbiting the earth autonomously in 1998. It is not mostly disused.
Baikonur is a closed Russian City in the Kazakhstan desert. The town serves the active Russian Cosmodrome where Soyuz rockets are still launched.
The launch of the Soyuz MS-15 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2019 took the first Astronaut from the UAE into space.
Not the usual sort of video we produce but this thing is awesome. The worlds largest aircraft takes to the sky for its first flight. Capable of saying up in the air for more than two weeks at a time, or carrying 10 tonnes of load and it probably uses less fuel than my land rover.
Tempelhof airport was designed by the Nazi’s before World War II started as a state of the art transport hub which they never actually finished building before the start of WWII. Instrumental in the Berlin airlift after the war, and used as a civilian airport until 2008 it now stands empty and mostly unused.