Russian space designer Boris Chertok dies at 99 (AP)

FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, Boris Chertok speaks to reporters in Moscow.  Chertok, who died in Moscow Wednesday at the age of 99, was one of the founders of the Soviet space program and played a key role in many Soviet space achievements. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, file)AP - Boris Chertok, a Russian rocket designer who played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space programs, has died. He was 99.

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