10 Most Incredible Abandoned Technologies & Vehicles!

From a car designed to run on nuclear energy to the ruins of an abandoned hovercraft, here are ten of the most amazing abandoned technologies and vehicles!

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10: Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttles
There's nothing quite as sad as an abandoned space shuttle. When NASA lost its funding and people stopped going to the moon, that was a bad time for humanity. There is a disturbing reminder of the lack of common interest in exploring space located currently at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

9: The Ford Nucleon
Perhaps the most interesting abandoned piece of technology when it comes to cars is the Ford Nucleon from 1958. Just like the name of the car suggests, this vehicle was supposed to be powered by nuclear energy.

8: Soviet Magnetic Train
In the 1980s, at the height of the USSR, they had 15 republics that spanned across a massive amount of land. As you can probably imagine, getting around in the Soviet Union from one place to another was not the easiest thing to do.

7: 1960 Barris XPak 400
The 1960 Barris XPak 400 is another one of those vehicles from a bygone age. This thing is cool. In fact, it's so cool that if there were one available at my local dealership I would probably buy it. The car was developed as a vehicle of the future.

6: MS Lord Selkirk II
The MS Lord Selkirk II was not a revolutionary piece of technology for its time. It wasn't even really that spectacular. But It is now a very cool abandoned cruise ship. In its heyday, the Lord Selkirk had been a passenger cruise ship that sailed along the Red River and Lake Winnipeg.

5: General Motors Aerotrain
The General Motors Aerotrain was great idea that failed miserably in the 1950s. The train was designed for two purposes. General Motors wanted to lure people back onto trains while at the same time making travel by train extremely inexpensive for railroads.

4: Caspian Sea Monster
The Caspian Sea Monster looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It’s actually a Lun-class ekranoplan from the Soviet era. But it looks like something you would see from a weird steampunk movie where the world was covered completely with water and all the land was gone.

3: The Turbine Car
Have you ever wondered why they don't make cars jet powered? Maybe this isn't something everyone thinks about. But Chrysler did back in the 1950s. This was around the same time as the failed nuclear-powered car from Ford.

2: Abandoned Atlas Hovercraft
Companies have been trying to build a hovercraft for years. And guess what, it's not going to happen! As recently as 2005, a company named Atlas Hovercraft Incorporated tried to build their very own hovercraft that they had hoped would be commercially available to transport people across any waterway.

1: Abandoned Russian Jet
There is an extremely rare Tu-128UT fighter jet sitting abandoned at an aircraft repair plant in a remote Russian town. This thing was discovered and photographed by a professional aviation photographer, who then uploaded the pictures online.

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