Died the legendary astronaut Alexei Leonov

Today, Russian and world cosmonautics suffered an irreparable loss.




In the hospital named after Burdenko, at 14.20 Moscow time, at the age of 85, Alexei Leonov died, who became the first ever resident of the Earth to go into open space.

This was reported by the press service of the Cosmonaut Training Center. Yuri Gagarin. The funeral of twice Hero of the Soviet Union, cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, will be held on Tuesday October 15 at the memorial cemetery in Mytishchi.

Alexei Leonov made his main feat on March 18, 1965, when he did what none of the earthlings had done before him: from the board of the Vostok-2 spacecraft he stepped into the abyss of space and was there for 12 minutes and 9 seconds.

The astronaut’s courage and professionalism allowed him to emerge victorious from the emergency situation that happened during this exit: the spacesuit in which Alexei Leonov was in was swollen and did not crawl into the ship’s hatch. The astronaut blew off the pressure, and in violation of the existing instructions climbed into the hatch forward with his head, and not his feet.

In addition, he was a candidate of technical sciences, the author of four inventions and more than ten scientific papers. He also received recognition as an artist. From 1970 to 1991, Alexei Leonov was deputy head of the Cosmonaut Training Center.

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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 October 2019 15: 25
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    Well done, he clearly answered at the time that he was thinking about the adherents of the conspiracy theological muti about the "flight of Americans to the moon." I respect
  2. 123 Online
    123 (123) 11 October 2019 16: 17
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    Kingdom of heaven to Alexei Arkhipovich. He was a good man and did a lot for his country and for cosmonautics. The first man to spacewalk. Name forever inscribed in history.
  3. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 11 October 2019 17: 34
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    Eternal memory to the Hero!
  4. beeper Offline
    beeper 11 October 2019 20: 01
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    It's a pity! Although I understand well that we are all mortal, it is very unfortunate when the Good Man passes away!
    Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov from such, as if native, Real People - Salt of the Earth! For me, he became an example, when he was the first in the world to go into open space! We knew the names of all Soviet cosmonauts by heart and were very proud of them!
    It was always very interesting and pleasant to listen to Alexei Arkhipovich (and I also watched this very informative television interview with pleasure) - from the first detachment of Soviet cosmonauts I liked him the most (like Georgy Titov - both very smart and sensible, learned a lot from them).
    I grieve with everyone - this is with our Great Old Men-Heroes the outstanding Soviet Epoch and a considerable part of ourselves go into memory!
  5. Panting Offline
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 11 October 2019 20: 59
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    Eternal memory to him! Brave and courageous man!