I wonder if the new economical divisions in Europe start to manifest themselves at the West too?
"Great USA" returns from... what exactly? Red scare 50's? Vietnam nuke-testing 60's (although the moon landing was cool...)? Gas-crisis disco 70's? Roth-era Van Halen Reagan Hardcore Punk 80's? Grunge? Be more specific. I don't remember any golden-age USA so much I want Trump to bring it "back" (although I miss the hardcore).
... the old Soviet space program, but I'm not sure any of that is contained in the article you linked to, which seems to be about the Baikonur Cosmodrome itself.
Baikonur was an international effort, people of many nationalities worked there. I was a student of a mathematician who participated in the calculation of the first Earth's artificial satellite orbit in 1957. And I saw on TV the SpaceX's team chanting: "USA, USA,...", after a partial success last time.
Trust me, these people will never do any innovation even remotely in the league of what was done in 50s at Baikonur. Those engineers and scientists, who really did it in 50s, worked for humanity, for science, and for SpaceX employees it seems to be like a cheap football match.
There is one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says "Yes" you know he is crooked. -- Groucho Marx