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Alexei Leonov

Alexei Leonov was born on May 30, 1934 in Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, Russian SFSR, USSR. He is known for his work on Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (1994), Bolshoe kosmicheskoe puteshestvie (1975) and Suit Up: 50 Years of Spacewalks (2015). He is married to Svetlana Pavlovna. They have two children. See full bio »
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 1975 Bolshoe kosmicheskoe puteshestvie (main consultant)
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 2015 Suit Up: 50 Years of Spacewalks (Short)
 2012 La fin des astronautes? (TV Movie documentary)
 2010 Talk im Hangar-7 (TV Series)
 2005 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Soviet Cosmonaut
- Race to the Moon (2005) ... Himself - Soviet Cosmonaut (as Alexi Leonov)
 1994 Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Our Planet Earth (Documentary short)
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 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Soviet Cosmonaut
- The Space Race (2014) ... Himself - Soviet Cosmonaut
 2010 Ancient Aliens (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Spacewalk 1965
- The Visitors (2010) ... Himself - Spacewalk 1965
 2008 Glory to the Conquerors of Space (Short)
 2007 Mars Rising (TV Series documentary)
- Staying Alive (2007) ... Himself
 2007 Tank on the Moon (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - cosmonaut
 2003 Failure Is Not an Option (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Himself (first to walk in space) (uncredited)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Alexi Leonov


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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[About the crisis during his first space walk:] There were many problems. One was impossible to test on Earth, namely, how would the space suit react in the vacuum of space? . . . I had to take a decision to lower the pressure inside the space suit, but by how much? Too much would have led to a boiling of blood in the body, which would have finished me off. But I had to do it. I didn't report ... See more »


Leonov was to be the Commander of the first Soviet Moon mission, which was cancelled when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in 1969. See more »

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