Prompted by a toxic mix of political and financial problems between Russia and its partners in the International Space Station, ISS, Kremlin officials recently dusted off old plans to build an all-Russian space station after the retirement of the multinational outpost in the Earth orbit.

Prompted by a toxic mix of political and financial problems between Russia and its partners in the International Space Station, ISS, Kremlin officials recently dusted off old plans to build an all-Russian space station after the retirement of the multinational outpost in the Earth orbit.

Space History Photo: A view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis departing the Mir Russian Space Station on July 14, 1995.

A view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis departing the Mir Russian Space Station. This image was taken during the mission by cosmonauts aboard their Soyuz TM transport vehicle. The scene is backdropped by the Earth's limb. (Great Images in NASA)

It would be just awesome to visit The Space Station In Orbit Above Earth - I fear it might be too late for me now though.

A Space Station In Orbit Above Earth Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Stockbyte

Mir Spacecraft In Orbit Above Earth Print by Stockbyte on getty images

MIR Space Station

Soviet/Russian space station Mir, after completion in The date shown for each module is its year of launch. Docked to the station are a Soyuz TM manned spacecraft and an unmanned Progress resupply ferry.

March 23, 2001: Russian space station Mir is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the Pacific Ocean.

A view of the destruction of the Soviet/Russian space station Mir as she reentered the Earth's atmosphere and broke up over Fiji on 23 March

This view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis still connected to Russia's Mir Space Station was photographed by the Mir-19 crew on July 4, 1995. Cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyev and Nikolai M. Budarin, Mir-19 Commander and Flight Engineer, respectively, temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements to perform a brief fly-around

The Space Shuttle Atlantis connected to Russia's Mir Space Station in July (Image credit: NASA)

Follow the International Space Station's (ISS) construction and development history from this infographic provided by Space.com. Read about the construction of the most complex space project ever undertaken.

The International Space Station (ISS) construction and development history from this infographic.

At top, the Soyuz that we flew here and will fly home in May. Below, the Progress that undocked and burnt up. @Cmdr_Hadfield

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Soyuz spacecraft and Cosmos spacecraft docked to the International Space Station

Doctor Claudie Haignere was the first (and only) French woman to travel to space when she flew to the Russian space station Mir in 1996.

Credit: NASA Dr Claudie Haignere was the first (and only) French woman to travel to space when she flew to the Russian space station Mir in

Places You Can No Longer Go: Russian Space Station Mir | Atlas Obscura

The Tragic Tale of a Russian Space Station Run Amok

Places You Can No Longer Go: Russian Space Station Mir

"Mir", the Russian space station was photographed from the  Space Shuttle "Atlantis" (STS – 71). July 1995. #space #Russian #cosmonaut

"Mir", the Russian space station was photographed from the Space Shuttle "Atlantis" (STS – July

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