The first conquerors of open space

Museum of Cosmonautics

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautic

Space television bulletin dedicated to the space flight of Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov on Voskhod 2 (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Introduction

It's been 50 years since that memorable day when Alexey Leonov left the Voskhod 2 spacecraft and became the first human in history to perform an extravehicular activity. His spacewalk lasted 20 minutes, from the moment of exiting the spacecraft until the return.

Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov during the spaceflight training (1964/1964)Museum of Cosmonautics

The Training

Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov during the spaceflight training

Alexey Leonov is practicing jumps on a trampoline (1964/1964)Museum of Cosmonautics

Alexey Leonov practices jumps on a trampoline

Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov during the spaceflight training (1964/1964)Museum of Cosmonautics

Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov during the spaceflight training

Alexey Leonov during vestibular habituation training on the parallel swing (1964/1964)Museum of Cosmonautics

Alexey Leonov during vestibular habituation training on the parallel swing

Cosmonauts Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyayev are interviewed by a radio journalist after landing a reduced gravity training exercise (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Cosmonauts Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyayev are interviewed by a radio journalist after landing a reduced gravity training exercise

Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov, chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer, at the launch site together with the cosmonaut Pavel Belyayev (1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

The Flight

Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov, chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer, at the launch site together with the cosmonaut Pavel Belyayev

Cosmonauts Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyayev before the launch in the cabin of Voskhod 2 (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Cosmonauts Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyayev before the launch in the cabin of Voskhod 2

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov is drawing a sketch during the flight on Voskhod 2 spacecraft (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov is drawing a sketch during the flight on Voskhod 2 spacecraft

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov in the airlock of Voskhod 2 spacecraft before the spacewalk (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov in the airlock of Voskhod 2 spacecraft before the spacewalk

Photo collage with the authograph of Alexey LeonovMuseum of Cosmonautics

Nowadays it's impossible to build a complex orbital system without leaving a spacecraft. During the recent years the tasks performed by cosmonauts have become more difficult and technically advanced.

Cosmonaut Alxey Leonov in the outer space (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

The crews regularly perform maintenance and installation works outside of the International Space Station, and conduct various experiments.

Moscovites are greeting the crew of Voskhod 2 spacecraft, Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Homecoming

Moscovites are greeting the crew of Voskhod 2 spacecraft, Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev at the ceremonial reception of the cosmonauts Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev at the ceremonial reception of the cosmonauts Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov

Cosmonauts Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyayev are being awarded with medals after landing (1965/1965)Museum of Cosmonautics

Cosmonauts Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyayev are being awarded with medals after landing

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