Photo Gallery: A European-Russian Space Collaboration
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Photo Gallery: A European-Russian Space Collaboration

A Marriage of Cosmic Convenience Russia and Europe Launch a Tricky Partnership

For the first time, a Russian Soyuz rocket will lift off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana this week. The site's proximity to the equator allows the rocket to carry larger payloads into space. But technical problems and cultural differences have plagued the partnership.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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