Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies at 85

Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies at 85

Alexei Leonov, the first human to have stepped outside of a spacecraft died in Russia at the age of 85. Leonov spent 12 minutes tethered to the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission in 1965. The effort almost ended in disaster when his spacesuit expanded. He had to release pressure from the suit in order to squeeze back into the airlock.

Kathy
Kathy
Seekster
Seekster 4 months

Rest well. He was not just a brave Russian...he was a brave human.

❂✞✟☏✆⁍
❂✞✟☏✆⁍ 4 months

Thank you for your contributions to humanity. царство тебе небесное.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 4 months

What an incredible story. Rest in peace, you eternal badass.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 4 months

my dyslexia and I reading "Alexei Lenovo"

Little grim reaper
Little grim reaper 4 months

rip Alexei Leonov ad astra per aspara

Dave
Dave 4 months

Fly me to the moon and let me play amongst the stars.

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