Over 53 years ago that Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to leave the relative safety of his spacecraft - and in doing so paved the way for generations of explorers to venture into open space.
Although Leonov’s pioneering spacewalk from Voskhod 2 on the 18 March 1965 lasted only 12 minutes, it was not without drama. Leonov’s spacesuit expanded in the vacuum of space so much that he was unable to squeeze back into the spacecraft. Taking extreme measures, Leonov opened a valve on his suit to let enough air escape for him to enter the airlock. It would be almost four years before the Russians tried another spacewalk.
Less than three months later, NASA astronaut Ed White made the first American spacewalk as part of the Gemini 4 mission; it lasted 23 minutes. White was the first to use an oxygen ‘gun’, a hand-held unit designed to help control his motion in space. White had found the experience so exhilarating that he was reluctant to end his spacewalk at the planned time, and he had to be ordered to get back inside the spacecraft.
On 16 January 1969, the Soviet Union achieved another first, a crew transfer EVA from one spacecraft to another. Alexei Yeliseyev and Yevgeny Khrunov transferred from Soyuz 5 to Soyuz 4, which were docked together. This was the second Russian EVA, and it would be almost another nine years before Russia performed a third.
We spend a lot of time trying to make friends or be accepted, we put our lives on socials for this purpose and simulate intimacy posting photos and videos when the truth is that we are alone in this world
This what i thought when i saw this movie and made me so upset
From: 5cm Per Second
В музее космонавтики очень интересно!! Рассчитывайте на поход с самого утра, и хорошенько позавтракайте! Чтобы все снять и вместе со всем зафотографироваться нужны тонны калорий ! Обед - а залы не заканчиваются !🤷🏻♀️ #музейкосмонавтики#космос#cosmonaut#cosmos
For all our differences, not one person has gazed upon the starry heavens without experiencing a sense of wonder. The Earth is just like one of those distant glowing dots, whizzing through space. And that's where we live. Not Los Angeles, not Oregon, not Italy, not Russia, not North America, not Asia & not any other imaginary line humans have drawn on a piece of paper. We're from Earth. Explore it. Love it. Better it.
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