Gagarin wins contest for new Russian spacecraft name

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In a contest to pick the name of Russia’s proposed new manned capsule to replace the Soyuz the public has so far picked “Gagarin” as its favorite.

The choice is entirely fitting and appropriate. The problem is whether the Russians will have the cash to build it.


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