Aleksei Leonov | Aleksey Leonov | Alexei Leonov | Alexi Leonov | Aleksiej Leonow | Alexei Archipowitsch Leonow
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 ...
A self-taught artist, he has painted everything from stoic Russian churches to Siberian snow scenes and, of course, space art based on color sketches done aboard his two flights. After a joint exhibition with American space artists in Moscow, he led the Soviet space artists to the International Space Art Workshop held in Iceland the following year. Leonov's works have been displayed all over the ...
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