COSMONAUTS HONOR SPACEWALK PIONEER ON EVE OF 85TH BIRTHDAY
It just so happens we are performing a spacewalk the day before the birthday of Alexey Leonov, the first man to ever don a spacesuit and venture out of his spacecraft’s airlock, taking a step into the starlit abyss, into the vastness of space,” Kononenko said, floating just outside the Pirs module.
Source: CBS News
Spacewalking pioneer Alexey Leonov celebrates 85th birthday (PHOTOS)
World-famous Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, who pioneered the now ubiquitous spacewalk and became an icon of space exploration, celebrated his 85th birthday while recovering from surgery on his leg Thursday.
Source: RT News