In addition to portraits of such famous names as Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova (the first man and woman in space); Alan Shepard (the first American in space) and John Glenn (the first American to orbit the Earth), both of which are signed; Neil Armstrong (the first man to set foot on the Moon) and Aleksei Leonov
(the first human to undertake a spacewalk), the archive includes portraits of scientists, mission specialists and military officials, NASA press releases relating to Apollo shuttle lift-offs, numerous Moon surface images, negatives, posters and other ephemera.
1965 - Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov
becomes the first person to walk in space.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Ailsa Craig; 2 Don McLean; 3 Jimmy Carter; 4 Aleksei Leonov
; 5 Five.
QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 Ailsa Craig; 2 Don McLean; 3 Jimmy Carter; 4 Aleksei Leonov
; 5 Five; 6 Russia; 7Brazilian; 8 Elysium; 9 Oulton Park; 10 John Cockroft and Ernest Walton.
On March 18, 1965, Aleksei Leonov
became the first person to walk in space.
In 1965 a different kind of lifeline allowed Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov
to "walk in space" and win another round in the Space Race for the USSR.
1 Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford, John Young Apollo 10 (1969) 11,107 m/s 2 Bill Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell Apollo 8 (1968) 10,807 m/s 3 Charles Conrad and Richard Gordon Gemini11(1966) 8,003 m/s 4 Pavel Belyayev and Aleksei Leonov
Voskhod2 (1965) 7,892 m/s 5 Wally Schirra Mercury MA-8 (1962) 7,850 m/s 6 Uri Gargarin Vostok 1(1961) 7,844 m/s 7 Robert White X-15 Flight 34 (1961) 1298m/s 8 Milburn Apt X-2 Flight 17 (1953) 944m/s 9 Chuck Yeager X-1A (1953) 722m/s 10 William Bridgeman D-558-II (1951) 527m/s
1965 In March, Russian Aleksei Leonov
became the first spacewalker--attached to a tether for 12 minutes.
In 1965, cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov
made the first space walk.
1 Ailsa Graig; 2 Don McLean; 3 Jimmy Carter; 4 Aleksei Leonov
; 5 Five; 6 Russia; 7 Brazilian; 8 Elysium; 9 Oulton Park; 10 John Cockroft and Ernest Walton.
In March, Russian Aleksei Leonov
spacewalked for 12 minutes attached to a tether.