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Russians had their own Space Shuttle program in the 80's called 'Buran'. Almost the same size as the US shuttle, it launched, orbited the Earth,and successfully landed. It did this without a crew, it was designed to launch and return by remote control. Due to costs, the program was officially closed in 1992. The programme was cancelled in 1993. Buran was destroyed in 2002 when the hangar collapsed in which Buran was stored.
International Space Station [ISS], as seen by a crew member on the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134, after their post-undocking relative separation. Un-docking of two spacecraft occurred at 11:55 p.m. (EDT) on May 29, 2011. Zarya, the first module of the ISS launched in 1998, is seen in the foreground. Since then, 26-Space-Shuttle-flights have docked with the ISS to assemble various other modules and components, which include four pairs of solar-arrays seen on each side. Photo: NASA