Leonov home from space (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Leonov home from space (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Leonov in training (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

The First Spacewalk

Leonov in training (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Belyayev and Leonov are welcomed home (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

The First Spacewalk

Belyayev and Leonov are welcomed home (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Belyayev and Leonov are welcomed home (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

The First Spacewalk

Belyayev and Leonov are welcomed home (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Belyayev and Leonov in their capsule (prior to mission) (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

The First Spacewalk

Belyayev and Leonov in their capsule (prior to mission) (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Pavel Belyayev (l) Alexey Leonov (r) travel to Voskhod 2 launch (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

The First Spacewalk

Pavel Belyayev (l) Alexey Leonov (r) travel to Voskhod 2 launch (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Launch of Voskhod 2 rocket (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

The First Spacewalk

Launch of Voskhod 2 rocket (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Rocket carrying Voskhod 2 before launch (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

The First Spacewalk

Rocket carrying Voskhod 2 before launch (Ria Novosti/Science Photo Library)

Alexei Leonov’s self-portrait

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