Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group./ have you ever wondered why we have never had a manned space mission outside the earth's orbit in over 40 years?
Columbia Accident Report: Read an overview of the investigation on Columbia mission accident, according to which the cause of the shuttle's collapse during descent roots to malfunction of the rocket system during launch and ascent.
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.