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The Soviet Union will make a second attempt at launching its space shuttle on its unmanned maiden flight within the next few days, Radio Moscow said. The radio did not announce a specific date for the flight. The first attempt Oct. 29 was postponed just 51 seconds before takeoff when a launch platform failed to swing clear. The Soviet shuttle, named Buran (Snowstorm), will ride into space mounted piggyback on Energia, the world’s largest booster rocket.


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