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April 24, 2015
First launch of piloted spacecraft from Vostochny center postponed
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Apr 23, 2015
The launch of the first piloted spacecraft from the Russian Vostochy space complex will be postponed from 2018 to 2020, Kommersant newspaper reported Friday, citing space industry and governmental sources. According to the media outlet, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos Igor Komarov suggested the postponement of the launch to President Vladimir Putin in order to avoid creating infrastructure for old spacecraft at the new space center. " ... read more

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