AKA Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov
Birthplace: Listvyanka, Siberia, Russia
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: First man to walk in space
Military service: Soviet Air Force
Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov was the first man to walk in space, 18 March 1965. His EVA was conducted from the Soviet craft, Voskhod 2. A decade later Leonov was part of the first joint-nation space project, Apollo-Soyuz in July 1975. He and crewmate Valeriy Kubasovin docked Soyuz 19 to Apollo 18, the U.S. craft manned by Vance Brand, Deke Slayton, and Thomas P. Stafford. Leonov was named Hero of the Soviet Union upon his return. He later served as commander of the cosmonaut team (1976-82) and deputy director of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre. At present Leonov chairs an investment corporation in Moscow. He is also regarded as an accomplished artist and his work has been exhibited and published.
Association of Space Explorers
Hero of the Soviet Union 1965
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
From the Earth to the Moon (5-Apr-1998) · Himself
The Big Space Travel (5-Nov-1975) · Himself
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