Buran and Space Shuttle. Buran (snow storm) flew only once, powered into orbit by the Energia. Unlike the NASA orbiter which had main engines on the orbiter itself in addition to the SRB's, the Buran received all of its boost into space from the Energia.
Vertige / vertigo / la chute / the fall / Astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis took this photograph of Soviet space station Mir over New Zealand as Atlantis approached Mir prior to docking on March
~ The Launch of Mercury-Redstone~ (NASA, Marshall, Archive, On May Alan Shepard Jr. became the first American in space when Freedom 7 was launched by a Mercury-Redstone rocket developed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.