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The Proton-M vehicle is rolled out horizontally to its launch pad. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

The Proton-M vehicle is rolled out horizontally to its launch pad. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

The Soviet space shuttle "Buran"

Buran, la navette spatiale Russe

South Korean astronaut Yi So-yeon became her country's first space traveler when she rode to the International Space Station on Russia's Soyuz TMA-12 in April 2008.

South Korean astronaut Yi So-yeon became her country's first space traveler when she rode to the International Space Station on Russia's Soyuz TMA-12 in April 2008.

Mercury–Atlas 9 rocket and spacecraft at Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. in 1963.

Mercury–Atlas 9 rocket and spacecraft at Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. in 1963.

Space Shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over Houston, Texas on September 19, 2012.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Over Houston, Texas

Space Shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over Houston, Texas on September 19, 2012.

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