Buran orbiter flown in to Baikonur on the back of a Bison bomber
Mir in 1986. Only modules: Mir-core and Kvant 1
Central core of Energia booster flown in to Baikonur on back of Bison bomber
New LES on the soyuz. Note: only 4 large engine-bells on the LES and 4 smaller ones. This LES is also longer than the old one.
Launch Escape System old-style on the Soyuz-booster. Note a ring of engine-bells around the LES
This is probably one of the Mir modules under construction. Sorry about the guy standing in the way. Can anyone tell me what module this is?
Shot showing the inside of the engine-bells of the Soyuz-booster
This is a rare color-picture of the launch of Vostok 1. This picture was originally retouched to hide certain details from foreign observers.