Alexey Leonov

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Leonov in 1974

Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov (Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов) (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.[1] He was born in Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, Soviet Union.

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  1. "Alexei Leonov: winner of the 2005 IAAA Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award". Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-02.

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