Roscosmos said in a statement on its website that
Major General Leonov died on Friday (local time).
A Russian Air Force pilot selected to be part of the first cosmonaut group in 1960, Major General Leonov performed his spacewalk on March 18, 1965, when he exited his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether.
"I gently pulled myself out and kicked off from the vessel," he told AFP in 2015.
|Latin phrase meaning "through difficulties to the stars".|
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