60 years after Sputnik, Russian space program faces troubles

FILE- In this file photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, Russia’s Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS-06 space ship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) being raised at the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Six decades after Sputnik opened the space era, Russia has struggled to build up on its Soviet-era space achievements and space research now ranks very low among the Kremlin’s priorities. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, file)


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