Died the great cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who first walked in space
So, died, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who first went into space. He died at the age of 85 years, reports TASS with reference to his assistant. Alexei Leonov died on 10 October after a long illness in Moscow clinical hospital No. 68. The last days he spent in the hospital.
It is known that he was buried on 15 October at the memorial cemetery in Mytishchi.
It is known that Leonov was the eleventh cosmonaut in Soviet Union. This is the legendary pilot-cosmonaut, twice hero of the Soviet Union. In March 1965, Leonov became the first man in the world to enter the open space. This event occurred on 8 March, the spacecraft “Voskhod-2”, piloted by Pavel Belyayev.
In July 1975, Leonov took part in the first ever joint space flight of the Soviet spaceship “Soyuz-19” and the American Apollo to dock ships and transfer of cosmonauts and astronauts on the neighboring ships.
Earlier it was reported that he died a famous Russian actress and singer. The night before — on Wednesday, October 9 died singer and actress Rachel Gedalia. At the time of death the artist was 64 years old. On the death of the Israeli media. Friends of the actress say that she is very ill, and that was the cause of her death.
It is known that the artist was born in Russia, and in Israel with his family arrived in 1990. His first concert at the Cultural center of immigrants from the Soviet Union in the ensemble with guitarists Gregory Nisnevich and Alexei Belousov gave in the same year. It is noted that Rachel loved to perform on stage and even worked as a tour guide in Israel.
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