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Alexei Leonov, first man to walk in space, has died at 85

  1. dscoogs

    dscoogs Oct 11, 2019

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  2. MTROIS

    MTROIS Oct 11, 2019

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    Saw this earlier today as well!! Thank you for honoring this true pioneer!!!
    May Mr. Leonov Rest In Peace.
     
  3. iamnuts

    iamnuts Oct 11, 2019

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    I hope if he is cremated they send some of his ashes up, then he can Float In Space once more.
     
  4. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Oct 11, 2019

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    RIP Alexei Arkhipovich

    "Dear and intelligent people who decided to show all of humanity we are different but can work together." - Alexei Leonov

    One of my most cherished pieces and I'll never forget these words upon receiving it “You got what the General gave you and you will be happy.”

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  5. sxl2004

    sxl2004 Oct 11, 2019

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  6. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Oct 11, 2019

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    Farewell Alexi...truly a Pioneer of the Future Frontier! A man of Detente!
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  7. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Oct 15, 2019

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    Alexei Leonov was laid to rest today in Moscow. Here are some nice images from Roscosmos via the Stafford Air and Space Museum.

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  8. dscoogs

    dscoogs Oct 15, 2019

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    Thanks @TLIGuy for sharing. It's great to see that General Stafford (and his Soyuz LE speedy) could attend.
     
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  9. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Oct 16, 2019

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    Thanks for sharing. RIP.
     
  10. zoohannover

    zoohannover Oct 16, 2019

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    Back in the days. Friends having fun.
    Alexei Leonov and Thomas Stafford taking a ride on a bobsleight simulator at the grand opening of the Omega Pavillion at Sotchi Olympic Park 2014.

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  11. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Oct 16, 2019

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    Yes RIP Alexei Leonov - Amazing and very brave / noble man. I just watched Spacewalk again in tribute which as a film knocks the spots off first man IMHO. As an Omega fan I am also glad that old Leonov made up for lost wrist time on the Apollo- Soyuz mission as well :0)

    Also anyone know why the Russians needs an inflatable airlock for early spacewalks but the Americans just opened the capsule door?

    Screens shots from - Spacewalk
    Director:
    Dmitriy Kiselev
    Writers:
    Sergey Kaluzhanov, Yuriy Korotkov
     
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  12. GordonL

    GordonL Oct 16, 2019

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    Yes rip Alexei. A very brave man. I listened to an interview with him a couple of months ago where he was describing how he partially depressurised his space suit so he could get back into the capsule. He didnt tell anyone on the ground what was going on because he figured that there was nothing they could do to help!
    I dont think its ever been confirmed that he wore his Strela watch outside his suit. You certainly cant see it in the film I've seen.
     
  13. jsducote

    jsducote Oct 17, 2019

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    "Space. Craft." (The Right Stuff, 1983)
     
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  14. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Oct 17, 2019

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    Leonov_MoonwatchUniverse.jpg
    The Voskhod spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts in their bulky Berkut spacesuit was very cramped so an inflatable airlock allowed more room for a clean exit. In both Voskhod II and Gemini IV spacewalk footage it's interesting to see how the modus operandi planned shooting TV images from different viewpoints... an important PR item on their checklists.
    Voskhod II initiated the return to Earth just a few seconds too late but ended up to land 400 kilometers beyond the planned landing site and in this way we got those Search & Rescue TV footage of the crew being recovered wearing their winter pilot jackets and white dial Strela "Arrow" wristwatches... Here's Alexei Leonov wearing one of three 861 Speedmaster chronographs he wore on ASTP in July 1975...
    RIP among the stars !
     
  15. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Oct 19, 2019

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    That's Valentina Tereshkova next to General Stafford... the first & youngest (aged 26 on vostok-6) female spacefarer ever !
     
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