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#4492501 - 10/11/19 07:09 PM Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, was 85  
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Alexei Leonov, world’s first spacewalker, dies

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Legendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space — an experience that almost killed him — and later the commander of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked with a NASA Apollo capsule, symbolizing a historic thaw in the Cold War, has died after a long illness, the Russian space agency confirmed Friday. He was 85.

An accomplished amateur artist and a widely respected statesman in the international space community, Leonov remained a lifelong friend of his Apollo-Soyuz Test Project crewmates and a source of inspiration to a younger generation of cosmonauts who carried his photo to the International Space Station and marked his 85th birthday during a spacewalk in May.

“Leonov was certainly a cosmonaut’s cosmonaut, he was stout of mind, body and heart,” James Oberg, an expert on the Russian space program, said in an interview with CBS Radio. “He came through as a real tough guy who could handle problems, including almost being killed on his first spacewalk. But he also was a very decent human being.”

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#4492525 - 10/11/19 10:09 PM Re: Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, was 85 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Another great man passed on. His politics or country of birth / residence don't matter. He had "the right stuff "


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#4492530 - 10/11/19 10:41 PM Re: Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, was 85 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4492612 - 10/12/19 12:49 PM Re: Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, was 85 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I've read of the history of space flight since I was a boy, and it's obvious 'legendary' is a fitting description.

I'll also post a piece of music about his EVA by one of my favourite bands.


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#4492633 - 10/12/19 03:35 PM Re: Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, was 85 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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A very good movie ...


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#4492651 - 10/12/19 06:01 PM Re: Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, was 85 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4493598 - 10/19/19 12:43 PM Re: Alexei Leonov, World’s First Spacewalker, was 85 [Re: kaa]  
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Originally Posted by kaa



A very good movie ...


That does look good!


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!

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