The Russian Cold War Rocket That Still Does Heavy Lifting

Click to view » 8/19/08 8:00am 8/19/08 8:00amThis Russian Proton rocket, looking like something out of a 60s sci-fi novel, launched yesterday from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying one of the largest satellites ever built. Arguably the best heavy boost rocket in the world, the Proton is a Cold War relic that's still a workhorse (despite some recent…