The First Spacewalk was 50 Years Ago

The Firsrt Spacewalk was 50 Years Ago

On March 18, 1965, Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov stepped outside the USSR’s  Voskhod-2 space capsule and floated in space for 12 minutes and 9 seconds, It was the first spacewalk.


“50 Years Ago, The First Spacewalk Nearly Ended In Tragedy,” Mika McKinnon, io9

“Learning to Spacewalk,” Alexei Leonov, Air & Space Magazine

“The Voskhod 2 mission revisited,” Sven Grahn

“The 13 Most Monumental Spacewalks Ever,” Popular Mechanics


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