NASA interrupted the live broadcast of the release of their astronauts in space because of the reports of the death of legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov
October 11th became a day of mourning for space exploration: 13:05 departed this life the first man to enter the open space – Alexey Leonov. He died in Russia in the intensive care unit of the Burdenko hospital from congestive heart failure.
85-year-old astronaut was hospitalized the day before. Lately his health has deteriorated, he developed chronic renal failure, he was on hemodialysis.
Unfortunately, efforts doctors were unable to save the Leonov.
In order to report the death of astronaut, NASA interrupted the live broadcast of the release of two of its astronauts into space (to see the video, doscroll down the page). In the broadcast called Leonov, the legendary cosmonaut who opened the era of missions in outer space. NASA also stressed that the project “Soyuz-Apollo”, which was attended by Leonov, laid the foundations of international cooperation on the ISS.
We will remind, earlier it became known that died the great cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who first went into space.
He died at the age of 85 years. 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.
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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.
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