60 years after Sputnik, Russian space program faces troubles

FILE -In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, The Proton-M rocket booster blasts off 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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