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Old 12-10-2019, 06:12 AM
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Alexei Leonov dies at 85

The first man to take a space walk (amongst many other achievements), died yesterday aged 85. He was also the last surviving Voskhod programme cosmonaut.

Настоящий мужчина среди мужчин. Первооткрыватель, прокладывающий путь в космос. Покойся с миром - ты это заслужил.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:24 AM
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Sad to hear the passing of a Russian icon
Gee I thought he was a lot older
His space walk was in 1965 so he would have been 31 yrs old
An amazing achievement considering a near catastrophe when he struggled for nearly half an hour to get back into the spacecraft with his bulky spacesuit through a portable air lock
He also was commander in the joint Soyuz / Apollo rendezvous mission in 1975
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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Marcia Dunn at AP reports that a spacewalk was taking place outside the
ISS when news of Leonovís death broke.

Originally Posted by Marcia Dunn, AP
Since Leonovís feat, there have been 227 spacewalkers including 14 women.
Story here :-
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:19 AM
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The first person to personally learn that space sucks big time! A lifetime of impressive achievements by this dedicated cosmonaut.
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Old 22-10-2019, 10:02 AM
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I bought some prints of his artistry some years ago. They really are quite good in that wonderful 1950's-esque Sci-Fi style.
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