- For other uses, see Alexey.
- See Leonov for other articles with titles that contain, either by relationship or by coincidence, this character's surname.
On 18 March 1965, Leonov piloted the Soviet Vostok-2 spacecraft into Earth orbit and became the first human to walk in space. Attached by a cable, he space-walked for 10 minutes, proving that humans could survive outside a spacecraft. (Star Trek Annual 1969 article: Who Was First?)
In 1975, Leonov commanded Soyuz 19, which docked with an Apollo program vessel in Earth orbit as part of the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission. Leonov joked with with Apollo's commander Thomas Stafford not to forget the breaking thrusters. In the docking collar between both ships, Leonov shook hands with Stafford. (ST reference: Spaceflight Chronology)
Starships and locations
- Starbase Leonov, a Federation starbase
- USS Alexey Leonov, a Defiant-class escort
- USS Leonov, a Miranda-class starship
Appearances and references
- Star Trek Annual 1969 article: Who Was First?
- ST reference: Spaceflight Chronology
- DTI novel: Forgotten History