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Alexei Leonov First Human EVA RIP

Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:02 pm

Alexei Leonov, first ever spacewalker and commander of the Soyuz part of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, has passed away aged 85.
A pioneer cosmonaut, part of the group that included Gagarin, in 1965 his EVA was a milestone, albeit one fraught with difficulties unknown to most until the end of the Cold War.
A decade later he became very well known to NASA with the training for the joint flight with Apollo.

Always a welcome contributor to documentaries, an artistic man as well as pilot and Cosmonaut.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50017409
 
Maurice27
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Re: Alexei Leonov First Human EVA RIP

Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:05 pm

What a sad news. Godspeed Mr. Leonov!
 
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Re: Alexei Leonov First Human EVA RIP

Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:08 pm

Thanks and Godspeed Mr Lenovo!
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Re: Alexei Leonov First Human EVA RIP

Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:42 pm

Sad news. The Russians were true pioneers in space.

I remember being on Red square and Youri Gagarin has been placed in the wall of the Kremlin. Mr Lenovo deserves such a honer.
Many happy landings, greetings from The Netherlands!

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