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  • Russian space designer Boris Chertok dies at 99

    Boris Chertok, a Russian rocket designer who played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space programs, has died. He was 99.

  • Fireworks explode over  Moscow to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man in space, Russia's Yuri Gagarin, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

    Cosmonaut: Russia needs space innovation now

    Russia risks losing its edge in space by relying exclusively on Soviet-era achievements and doing little to design new spacecraft, a Russian cosmonaut warned Monday as the nation marked the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin.

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