The Soviet Union said it plans to try again to launch its first space shuttle, Buran, within "the next few days," Radio Moscow reported.

But in a brief announcement Tuesday the radio did not specify the exact date or time of the launch. Its first attempted launch was aborted Oct. 29 just 51 seconds before lift-off because a service gantry failed to move clear of the Buran's booster rocket, Energiya."The Soviet press announces that the super-powerful booster rocket Energiya and the reusable orbiter, Buran, are on the launch pad at the Baikonur space port," the radio said.