“This is an irreparable loss. It’s a pity, because Alexey Arkhipovich is a great astronaut, a great man, the first to go into outer space. For us, he was an example and benchmark even after leaving the cosmonaut corps. He was always up to date on all matters, problems, and helped us a lot. It is unfortunate that this happened. He is a legendary man, ”said Suraev.
The Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person in history to make spacewalk, died in his 86th year of life.
The farewell ceremony and the funeral will be held on October 15 at the memorial cemetery in Mytishchi.
March 18-19, 1965 Leonov, together with Pavel Belyaev, flew into space as a second pilot on the Voskhod-2 spaceship. During the flight, he carried out the first spacewalk in the history of astronautics.
For the successful implementation of the flight and the courage and heroism shown at the same time, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.