Alexei Leonov, the First Spacewalker, Has Died at Age 85

Society | October 11, 2019, Friday // 15:04|  views

Alexei Leonov, the first man to enter outer space, died in Russia at the age go 85, TASS reported.

"He died today in Moscow at the Burdenko hospital after a long illness," Natalia Filimonova told AFP, CBS News reported.

On March 18, 1965, when there were still many unknowns about whether a person can survive in the space, he went out of his spacecraft  and proved that it is achievable, spending 12 minutes floating outside. 

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