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Cosmonaut Anatoly Filipchenko, who led two docking flight tests, dies at 94

Soviet-era cosmonaut Anatoly Filipchenko, who launched on two docking tests, first for a possible Russian moon landing and then the first joint flight with the United States, has died at the age of 94.

Filipchenko’s death on Sunday (opens in new tab) (Aug. 7) was reported by Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space corporation, and by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, outside of Moscow.

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