Caption: The international space station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation in 2008.

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A Russian Proton rocket carrying the mysterious Luch satellite launches Sept. 28, 2014 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Credit: Roscosmos.
A Russian Proton rocket carrying the mysterious Luch satellite launches Sept. 28, 2014 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Credit: Roscosmos.
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The RD-180 engine powers ULA's workhorse Atlas 5 rocket.  Credit: NASA
From left to right, Russia's Zvezda Service Module and Zarya FGB attached to the U.S. Unity module in 2000. Credit: NASA
Russian "Rokot" launch. Credit: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Rogozin, the deputy prime minister of Russia who oversees the country’s space sector, listens to construction workers during a July 2 visit to Vostochny Cosmodrome. Credit: The Military-Industrial Commission of Russia
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, center, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Kimiya Yui participate in the second day of qualification exams  May 7 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The Expedition 44/45 trio is preparing for launch to the ISS in their Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft . Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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In an update provided several hours after the April 28 launch, NASA said the Progress was also experiencing problems with its onboard propulsion, and had entered into a slow roll. Credit: NASA video grab
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Putin at Vostochny

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