U.S. and Russia Preparing for Mars Seek Harmony Missing on Earth

The prime crew members for International Space Station Expedition 43 take a break in training for a crew portrait. From the left are Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko of Russia's Federal Space Agency. Kelly and Kornienko will be spending an entire year in space on board the space station.

Photographer: Roscosmos/GCTC

The U.S. and Russia are seeking to achieve a level of agreement in outer space that political leaders of the two countries have found increasingly elusive on the ground.

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