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Alexei Leonov

Alexei LeonovAKA Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov

Born: 30-May-1934
Birthplace: Listvyanka, Siberia, Russia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: Russia
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

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