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So many abandoned places here in WA. Urban Exploring is super fun if you know where to go. Freo has some amazing abandoned buildings.
Just think of the real estate listing, though!
"Beautiful waterfront property: Right on the bay. Registered on the list of National Historic Structures. Very open floor plan. Nice and airy, with lots of light!"
Such a huge waste of money!! Spent hundreds of millions or more for them to waste away
That looks like a horror movie setting. A creature from space attached itself to the shuttle and is thriving in an abandoned space station, a group of rebel teenagers decide to explore and chaos ensues.
Great photo.There is one of these in Bahrain...I’ll see if I can dig up the photo, I never did figure out why it was there.
These guys went to get some up-close time with them.
This is a repost of the top post of this sub.
I can’t imagine working on a space launch system one day, feeling like you’re on the cutting edge of human exploration and advancement, and then having to leave it behind never having gotten the opportunity to finish the job.
I got distracted one day and here's what I found out about these (I hope my memory is good):
The Soviets found out good ol' Murica was building a big, reusable space craft. They weren't entirely sure what it was for, but afaik they suspected the US was gonna build a space base of some kind. The Russians decided that they needed something to match the then in-development Space Shuttles and so started working on these bad boys. Only one in the picture is a real shuttle btw, I'm pretty sure it's one furtherest away from this pic. The other one is actually a mockup of some type for testing and they didn't intend to fly it.
There were 2 actual shuttles made, and they even got one to fly successfully! Sadly, that one was destroyed some time in the early 2000's when the giant hangar housing it collapsed around it :/ If memory serves correct, the reason the Soviets abandoned their shuttle program was because they just didn't have the resources: they decided that they still wanted to work on their conventional space program as well as begin developing these, which would mean they spent loads more money than if they'd just gone full power on the shuttles. The other issue was there were roughly 5 ministries or groups or whatever that were all working on it, and that led to all sorts of problems.
Finally, they were abandoned, left to rot in this big hangar in Kazakhstan. I believe it's actually near the launch site they currently use for launching stuff into space, but IDK that.
Hope this was accurate!
Abandoned.... You mean cloacked
Sweet they’ve been there for yarns I’ll bet.
Anytime I see the Buran photos, I wonder just how long the Soyuz program will live on before Russia replaces it.
This is crazy, what a great shot!
Reddit wallpaper changer brought me here.
How I imagine my Kerbals when I haven't played KSP for two months.
Kazakhstan, not Russia.
This is S311 ‘Al Badr’ of the Libyan Navy (former Soviet ‘B-533’) , a Foxtrot Class / project I641K. She was scraped in 2014.
Anyone know what the metal band at the prow is that makes it not rust?
That would be so awesome to explore if it is still relatively stable. Amazing piece of history.
R/submarines would love this.
North Korea would probably put it in service
"For sale is this project I never finished. No low-ballers or tire-kickers. Don't waste my time, I know what I've got!"
Okay Uncharted 1
So interested in pictures like this. They have the scaffolding all setup for work, but then project was scrapped and everybody just walked off the job and left it like this.
I would love to go see that up close but would be afraid it would fall and crush me.
Free hot dogs on deck
Why is it in a court for pok -ta -tok the Mayan ball game from Chichan Itza
Can I buy it? Opening bid $10.00.
So cool, an image of the world after man.
This looks like it's taken directly from Final Fantasy 7
Let's finish it and sell it to a drug cartel for a bagillion bagillions.
Sometimes I just go "wow" when I see a picture here.
This is one of those times.
Does anyone know where this is located?
My guess is submarine funding was canceled after Captain Ramius ran off with the Red October and the Konovalov was lost at sea while trying to find him.
Very cool Picture!!
This is the first time I've commented on this sub. Fantastic picture and information.
This would make a great Red October sequel where some lads on leave got it going after an attack on the shipyard. Then all died after the seams started leaking at 500' below the surface. Jk..... that would be sad.
Any Abandoned place:
Me: This would make a great airsoft field
Reminds me so much of Rivet City in Fallout 3
Are all those cylindrical objects visible on the upper portion the ballast tanks? I always assumed ballast tanks were larger than that. Seems like it would take more time to flood/pump so many small tanks.
How big were the batteries on these old subs? Do they line the sides of the outer hull while the ballast tanks line the upper part? Interesting stuff.
God damn, that's an important chunk of history right there. I'm surprised it's not a museum. Not in a museum, but a museum unto itself.
That is SOO COOL! Why isn't somethin like that HERE where I live...
Is there any inside pics?
Wow, it looks like they were almost finished, then just walked away.
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