(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Chief designer of Russian manned spaceflight died of new Coronary Pneumonia

  China News Agency, Moscow, May 5 (Reporter Wang Xiujun) According to the Russian News Agency, on the 5th, Micklin, the chief designer of the Russian manned aerospace system and an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, died of new coronary disease.

  Rogozin, president of the Russian National Aerospace Corporation, revealed that Miklin received isolation treatment after being diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in mid-April. Although the doctor tried his best to rescue him, he failed to save his life.

  Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences on the death of Micklin and said that he has made inestimable achievements for the development of Russian aerospace technology and the implementation of the space program, and won the respect of colleagues and friends.

  Dean of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergeyev said that Miklin devoted his life to manned spaceflight, and his death left Russia without a key figure in the link between basic science and spaceflight practice.

  Micklin was born in 1955. He joined the Soviet "Energy" rocket and space company in 1981 and made great contributions in the fields of control systems for manned and cargo spacecraft, and development of automatic spacecraft. In 2015, appointed by Putin, Miklin began to serve as the chief designer of the Russian manned space program.

  Micklin is not the first person to die in the Russian aerospace community. According to media reports, 111 people in the Russian aerospace community have been infected with the new coronavirus, and many people have died.

  According to the Russian New Coronavirus Epidemic Prevention and Control Command, on the 5th, 10,102 cases of new coronavirus were newly diagnosed in Russia in the past 24 hours, with a total of 155,370 diagnosed cases.

  The head of the Insect Vector Virus Laboratory of the Russian Institute of Virology, Butenko, said that the number of new cases in Russia in the past three days has not increased sharply, and the epidemic is expected to enter a peak and stable period. (Finish)