Sunrise in Space' by Leonov

Sunrise in Space' by Leonov

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Caption: Painting entitled 'Sunrise in Space' painted by cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov. This is a recollection of the Sun rising above the Earth's limb as seen by Leonov during 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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