May 30, 2019 marks the 85th anniversary of the famous Soviet cosmonaut № 11, the first man in the world, who step into open space – Alexey Leonov.
On March 18-19, 1965 together with cosmonaut Pavel Belyaev, Alexey Leonov made a legendary flight, during which he performed the first spacewalk in the history of cosmonautics with a duration of 12 minutes 9 seconds.
In the flight, which was generally successful, several emergency situations occurred, which were later described in detail in Leonov’s memoirs and numerous media publications. , including on the pages of the Roscosmos website.
Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexey Ovchinin on May 29, during the spacewalk congratulated Alexey Leonov with the anniversary by sticking on the “Orlan-ISS” spacesuits warm words and taking a photo of Leonov outside the International Space Station.
Roscosmos devoted all program of spacewalk to Alexey Leonov.
Roscosmos State Corporation and all space industry members congratulate the legend of world cosmonautics with the anniversary and wish good health!
From RussianSpaceNews.com team we also wish all the best to Alexey Leonov!