President Trump holds up his freshly signed Space Policy Directive 1 during a Dec. 11 ceremony at the White House. (Credit: White House)
Angosat-1 Energia
Angosat-1
Soyuz launch from Vostochny
A Soyuz 2.1a rocket in the lead up to its April 2016 launch from Vostochny — the first and only launch to date from Russia's newly constructed cosmodrome.  Credit: Roscosmos
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes the March 7 test launch of four ballistic missiles. Credit: Rodong Sinmun
North Korean intermediate-range mobile missiles on parade in 2015. Credit: North Korean state-run media
Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov said in March that Russia would separate its ISS modules in 2024 to form the basis of a new Russian national space station. The next month, however, he said Russia is open to staying until 2028. Credit: Energia/Tom Kimmel For SpaceNews
Russia is working to complete the Vostochny Cosmodrome in time for an April launch. 
Credit: vostokdrom.ru
Sea Launch's Odyssey platform with launch vehicle. Credit: Sea Launch
Sunrise as viewed from the International Space Station in November. Framing the edge of sun is the Soyuz TMA-17M (front) which brought NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko to the station and a Russian Progress 60 (back) cargo craft which arrived back in July. Credit: NASA JSC
Proton EchoStar-21 ILS
Caption: The international space station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation in 2008.

Credit: NASA photo
Dmitriy Sevastiyanov Gazprom GSS Yamal
International Space Station. Credit: NASA
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