Explorers Broke Into A Russian Military Base And Found The Ruins Of A Space Shuttle

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Image: Exploring the Unbeaten Path/YouTube via IFLScience / imgur/lexells

In May 2017 a team of intrepid explorers traveled to a remote Cold War spaceport, where they made an exhilarating discovery: a decaying icon of space-age technology, apparently abandoned in a vast and dilapidated hangar. And thanks to their nifty drone, they were able to capture incredible footage of it before the authorities could discover them.

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The team in question included several urban explorers from Europe: Bob, Frederik, Jan and Morten. With a decade’s worth of experience inspecting abandoned buildings around the world behind them, the team have published videos of their adventures on a YouTube channel called “Exploring the Unbeaten Path.” An apt name, as few places are as off the beaten track as rural Kazakhstan, where the spaceport was located.

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Image: YouTube/Exploring the Unbeaten Path

Moreover, the spaceport was not entirely abandoned, meaning that security personnel could apprehend them at any moment. Undeterred by the possibility of spending time in a Kazakh jail, though, the team went ahead with their mission. And the footage they obtained proves the old maxim that high risk brings high rewards.

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