Only in as much as it is a very visible sign of how Foreign Direct Investment is running away Russia like crazy. Russia's recovery from the economic depression in 90s was driven by FDI, and without it the Russian economy is on pretty shaky ground. » 3/11/15 10:45am 3/11/15 10:45am

Esther, that's not the Athena rocket you are looking for. That is a Lockheed Athena, a recent orbital launch vehicle based on ICBM stages. This is an Athena RTV sounding rocket, which was launched in the 1970s from White Sands, and is a much smaller rocket. » 3/06/15 11:46pm 3/06/15 11:46pm