May 30, 2019
Categories: Alexey Leonov, ISS, Spacewalk

The commander of the International Space Station, Oleg Kononenko, and flight engineer Alexey Ovchinin completed the first spacewalk in 2019 under the Russian program, having worked outside the orbital station for 6 hours and 1 minute.

As a greeting, the cosmonauts fixed the sign “Leonov № 1” and “Happy Birthday, Alexey Arkhipovich” to their spacesuits and took a photo of Leonov into space, which will be returned to Earth to be presented to the hero of the day.

In addition, at the very beginning of the exit, the cosmonauts turned to Alexey Leonov with a congratulatory speech: Oleg Kononenko and Alexey Ovchinin decided to dedicate their “space walk” to Alexey Leonov, the first man of the planet, who made an exit to open space.

On May 30th the legendary cosmonaut turns 85 years old!

For the ISS commander Oleg Kononenko, this was the fifth spacewalk, and for Alexey Ovchinin – the first in his career.

The crew of the 59th international expedition continues the flight program.

More from this category:
September 22, 2019

The representatives of the Technical Management issued a conclusion on the readiness of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle with the “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft for the roll…

full story
July 24, 2019

On the night of July 22, 2019 from the Khrunichev Space Center (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) the parts of the “Proton-M” launch vehicle (the…

full story
June 16, 2020

On June 16, 1963, 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova, was launched solo aboard the Soviet rocket Vostok 6, becoming the first-ever woman in space. She spent nearly…

full story
September 25, 2014

Yesterday the Meeting of State Commission headed by Oleg Ostapenko took place at # 17 pad of Baikonur spaceport in “Cosmonaut” complex. State Commission approved…

full story
December 4, 2014

Preparations for the launch of Soyuz-ST-B booster with Fregat-MT upper stage and O3b space devices are under way in Guiana Space Centre (French Guiana). On…

full story
April 4, 2013

In accordance with the ISS flight program station reboost maneuvre was carried out on the 3rd of April, 2013. According to calculations of MCC ballistic-navigational…

full story
June 5, 2013

Soyuz-2.1B booster is to be launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome on June 7, 2013 instead of June 8, 2013 planned before. Aerospace Defense Forces official representative…

full story
August 21, 2013

On August 20, 2013 GCTC saw Main Medical Commission meeting. The meeting analyzed the data of Russian crew members of 37/38 ISS mission received during…

full story