Date: Mar 18, 1925
Start date: Nov 01, 1954
End date: Mar 19, 1962
Born: May 30, 1934 (age 82) · Listvyanka, Irkutsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Spouse: Svetlana Pavlovna Dozenko
Space missions: Voskhod 2 · Apollo–Soyuz Test Project
Movies and TV shows: From the Earth to the Moon · Tank on the Moon
Children: Oksana A. (Daughter) · Viktoria A. (Daughter)Highlights
- 1965: He was outside the spacecraft for 12 minutes and nine seconds on 18 March 1965, connected to the craft by a 5.35-meter tether.
- 1965: 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.
- 1968: In 1968, Leonov was selected to be commander of a circumlunar Soyuz 7K-L1 flight.
- 1984: Leonov, along with Rusty Schweickart, Vitaly Sevastyanov, and Georgi Grechko established the Association of Space Explorers in 1984.
- 2001: Space and Time Perception by the Cosmonaut written by Alexey Leonov was first published on January 01, 2001.
- 2005: Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race written by Alexey Leonov was first published on April 04, 2005.
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