Crew of Voskhod 2 after return

Crew of Voskhod 2 after return

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Caption: Crew of Voskhod 2 home from space. Cosmonauts Aleksei Leonov (centre, with flowers) and Pavel Belyayev (immediately behind Leonov), photographed shortly after their return to Earth after the Voskhod 2 mission. Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev (1925-70) and Aleksei Arkhipovich Leonov (b.1934) flew on the Voskhod 2 mission on 18-19 March 1965. During this flight, Leonov became the first person to make a space walk. Belyayev never flew into space again, but Leonov was part of the 1974 Apollo-Soyuz Test project where Russian and American spacecraft docked in orbit.

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