Russia’s space agency announced that the first human to walk in space Alexei Leonard has passed in Moscow at the age of 85. In a statement in Roscosmos website said Leonov died on friday, October 11th. Leonov carried out his space walk on march 18, 1985 when he exited his voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether.
Ten years later on his second space trip, he commanded the soviet half of the Apollo-Soyuz 19 Mission and it became the first joint space mission between the Soviet Union and the United States which was carried out at the height of the cold war.
Alexei turned 85 in May meanwhile several days before that, two Russian crew members on the international Space Station ventured into open space which was a planned spacewalk with attached stickers on their spacesuits to pay tribute to him and to congratulate him.
He will be laid to rest on Tuesday at a military memorial cemetery outside Moscow.