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Aleksei Leonov. Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov (b. 1934) at a reception held by the Mayor of Latakiyah, Syria. Aleksei Arkhipovich Leonov flew on the Voskhod 2 mission with Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, from 18-19th 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 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test project where Russian and American spacecraft docked in orbit. Leonov later became Air Force Major General.
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