Today in History: March 18
- The Moscow Times
- Mar. 19 2013 00:00
- Last edited 10:43
Alexei Leonov on a 10 kopek stamp issued in 1965 by the Soviet Union.
Forty-eight years ago today, on March 18, 1965, cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to go on a spacewalk. Leonov, attached to a tether, spent 12 minutes floating outside the Voskhod-2 spacecraft. A U.S. astronaut followed suit three months later.