Well-known spaceship designer and one of the Soviet Union's first cosmonauts, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at 83 in Moscow.
K.Feoktistov was one of those who designed "Soyuz” and "Progress” spaces vehicles, and the "Salyut” and "Mir” space stations until 1990.
From 1990 he worked as a professor at a Moscow technical university.
Feoktistov made a spaceflight on board the "Voskhod” spacecraft in 1964.
He was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union for that first flight of a multi-seated spacecraft in history.
A crater on the Moon is named after Feoktistov.