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Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov (Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов) (born 30 May 1934) is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, Air Force Major general, writer and artist. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extravehicular activity (EVA), exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.[1] He was born in Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, Soviet Union.

Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov
Aleksey Leonov ASTP - cropped.jpg
Leonov in 1974
Born (1934-05-30) 30 May 1934 (age 85)
StatusRetired
NationalityRussian
Occupation
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (twice)
Space career
Cosmonaut
Current occupation
  • writer
  • artist
RankMajor General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
7 days and 32 minutes
SelectionAir Force Group 1
Total EVAs
1
Total EVA time
12 minutes and 9 seconds
Missions
Mission insignia
Voskhod2 patch.jpg ASTP patch.png ASTPpatch.svg

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Alexei Leonov: winner of the 2005 IAAA Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award". Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-02.

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