Why can’t we do it like we do it in space?

ISS crew has landed safely in Kazakhstan today,

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (left), and Russian cosmonauts Commander Pavel Vinogradov (center) and Flight Engineer Aleksander Misurkin sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-08M capsule just minutes after they landed Kazakhstan on September 11, 2013. LINK

Arthur C Clark wrote about US-Russian Space cooperation in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).