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Alexei Leonov is a legendary Soviet cosmonaut, the first man who went into space. He was twice awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1965 and 1975. Personal life Alexei Leonov’s no less interesting than his career.
The Wife Of Alexei Leonov
Alexei Leonov truly happy people. He’s big and friendly family. The astronaut met his wife Svetlana in 1957 in Kremenchug, where he served in the guards regiment, and fell in love with the girl at first sight.
In an interview with the pilot told the story of meeting with his beloved. He met her during a walk with friends. Seeing a group of girls, Alex framed one of them bandwagon – his idea of a joke. Future wife of Alexei Leonov, Svetlana did not notice this and fell.
Photo: Alexei Leonov and his wife Svetlana
Alex helped her up, apologized and walked home. Svetlana lived with their parents. In the room of the girl, the pilot saw the album with reproductions of paintings, which was very interesting. Alex is not only an astronaut, but an artist since childhood, fond of painting.
The young man realized that his Svetlana’s interests largely coincide, and this proved to be true. After three days from the moment of meeting Alexey and Svetlana got married and they are happy together for more than half a century. The couple appeared three daughters.
Children Of Alexei Leonov
The eldest daughter of astronaut Victoria was born in 1961. She was an employee of the administration of the Navy. Once, having arrived from a business trip to America, she realized that he was sick.
On the photo: Leonov with his daughter
Svetlana came to her daughter in town, and found her in a deplorable state. Eyes and face of the girl was yellow. The parents turned in the best Metropolitan hospital, but doctors were unable to save her. In 1996 Victoria had died from viral hepatitis, complicated by pneumonia.
Alexei and Svetlana is also the youngest daughter Oksana, who was born in 1967. She is now married, works as a translator. Oksana has two children – the grandchildren of the cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Eldest granddaughter’s name is Karina, she is 29. Grandson of the legendary astronaut is now 20. His name is Daniel-Sergei.
Biography of astronaut
Alexei Leonov was born in 1934 in Siberia, near Kemerovo. His father was a miner and was engaged in agriculture. The mother of astronaut was a teacher.
In 1948 the family moved to Kaliningrad. Youth astronaut was fascinated with aviation. Brother of Alexey Leonov, was an aviation technician, and the boy with interest studied his notes.
After graduating from high school, astronaut moved to Ukraine, in Kremenchug to train to be a pilot.
In Chuguev the guy studied at the higher school for fighter pilots, which successfully graduated in 1957 and went to serve in the Red Army.
In 1960 Leonov studied at the cosmonauts training Center. Leonov also studied science, participated in conferences, has written more than thirty reports.
Flight Leonov in open space
Leonov – the first man who, on 18 March 1945 made out of space. The wife of Alexei Leonov did not know what the task set before him. Leonov was preparing to fly two and a half years. He was doing special exercises, but have no idea how difficult it was to be his mission.
A man recalls in an interview – the spacecraft went into space. And after Leonov opened the hatch and stepped “into the unknown”. This moment Alex will remember for a lifetime. The man had no idea what would become of him but felt no fear.
It was planned that the astronauts will land on the territory of the steppes of Kazakhstan, but they were in the Perm taiga. The canopy of the trees found from the plane, and in the evening on the ski before astronauts got the foresters.
Text: Ekaterina Filimonova