1 Biographical Movie |
2 Portrayals |
Aleksei Leonov | Aleksey Leonov | Alexei Leonov | Alexi Leonov | Aleksiej Leonow | Alexei Archipowitsch Leonow
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Did You Know?
[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 ...
Upon return to Earth after the Voskhod mission, a rocket malfunction forced Leonov and his crewmate to land in the Ural Mountains amid deep snow, with wolves growling and scratching at Voskhod's partly open hatch. They remained all night, surrounded by wolves, until a rescue crew found them the next day.
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