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2009-11-23 05:40:00

Russian cosmonaut and spaceship designer Konstantin Feoktistov has died at the age of 83, Roscosmos said in a statement on Sunday. Feoktistov passed away on Saturday. No cause of death was given. Born February 7, 1926 in Voronej, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) from Moscow, Feoktistov was the only Russian cosmonaut to have completed a flight into space not to hold Communist Party membership. He designed spaceships and even has a crater on the moon named after him. Injured during service in...

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2010-11-18 18:20:21

Pavel Belyayev was a cosmonaut who flew on the historic Voskhod 2 mission. He was born Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev on June 26, 1925 in Chelizshevo, USSR. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in Sarapul in 1944, and also from the Military Fighter Pilot School Yeis a year later. Belyayev was active in the Soviet Air force and Navy for over fifteen years before he was selected for the space program in 1960. He was originally scheduled to fly the Vostok 8 mission into Earth's Van Allen radiation...

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