Alexey Leonov, the first man "suspended" in Space, dies
His disappearance in the days of astronaut spacewalkers -VIDEO
The cosmonaut "Roscosmos" Alexey Leonov died on October 11, 2019 at the age of 85. Leonov, born in the then Russian RSFS (Russian Socialist Federal Republic), was the first human being to leave his capsule to remain suspended freely in Space for 12 minutes: it was 1965 and was the first extravehicular activity of the history carried out for test his suit.
It was followed two months later by US astronaut Edward White, who performed the first American spacewalk during the "Gemini IV" mission.
A coincidence means that his disappearance takes place during the "Spaceship Walks" of the astronauts fixed these days on board the ISS during "Expedition 61".
Below, a video interview about him:
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