Former Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Photo: AP

Russia’s Alexei Leonov, first man to conduct spacewalk, dies

  • In 1965, Leonov made history when he left a spacecraft during the Voskhod 2 mission for a spacewalk that lasted 12 minutes and nine seconds
  • The cosmonaut died at a Moscow hospital after a long illness
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Former Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Photo: AP
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