Alexey Leonov

Alexey Leonov

Status: Deceased
5/30/1934 – 10/11/2019
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov (Russian: Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej ɐˈrxʲipəvʲɪtɕ lʲɪˈonəf]; 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.

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