Okay, confession time: I've got a crush on the Russian Proton-M rocket. Okay, so it's not the most reliable rocket in the world. But that doesn't mean I love it any less. And the blizzard! So Russian!

"Proton-M" with the spacecraft "Express-AM5" on its way to launch complex 81, at Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, December 23, 2013.


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Photo credit: Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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