Alexei Leonov, the first Soviet cosmonaut in history to carry out a space walk, died on October 11, local time at the age of 85.
Alexei Leonov, the first Soviet cosmonaut to take a space walk, died at the age of 85, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center announced Thursday, according to the Turkish free press.
Alexei Leonov, born in 1934, was one of the first members of the Soviet Unions 20 member crew, including the first person to enter space, Yuri Gagarin.
On March 18, 1965, Alexei Leonov carried out a 12-minute spacewalk during the space flight of Ascension 2. He was the first astronaut in history to carry out a spacewalk and twice won the title of Soviet Hero.
According to the French media Ouest France, Alexei Leonov directed the alliance 19 mission (also known as Apollo alliance) in 1975, the first space cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union, marking the warming of relations between the two countries during the cold war.
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