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- June 2, 2023
Russia Mourns Passing of World’s First Spacewalker, Alexey Leonov
MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Roscosmos State Corporation is sad to announce the passing away of Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov.
The legendary Soviet cosmonaut No. 11 was the first human in the world to perform a spacewalk, was twice awarded with Hero of the Soviet Union title.
One of the first cosmonauts of the world space era, Alexey Leonov was committed to his Motherland and his cause, his name is lettered in gold in the world space exploration history.
Roscosmos State Corporation management and employees express deep condolences to the friends and relatives of Alexey Leonov. A telegram with condolences was sent to the friends and relatives on behalf of Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin.
Alexey Leonov was 85 years old.
The visitation with Alexey Leonov will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Mytishchi Military Memorial cemetery, at 08:00 UTC.
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Ad Astra, Alexey Arhipovich, a legend
Decency transcends nationalistic and ideological boundaries. R.I.P. Alexei Leonov. 🙁
True grit. R.I.P., Alexey.
A steely eyed missile man…see you in the stars Alexey.