How the First Spacewalk Nearly Ended in Disaster – Alexei Leonov Voskhod 2

When Alexei Leonov made the world’s first spacewalk in 1965 in Voskhod 2, it was hailed as yet another great success for the USSR in the space race against America. It was only after the fall of the Soviet Union that the west found out that while it may well have been made to look like a success by the Soviet Press, it was, in fact, it was teetering on the edge of disaster from the moment Leonov stepped out of the airlock till the crew were rescued from the vast frozen forests of northern Russia.


Symon Hamer, Florian Hesse, Georgi Dobrev,
Oscar Anderson, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Mitchell payce, Skalgrin, Jorn Magnus Karlsen, John Roscoe.

Presented by Paul Shillito
Written & Researched by Andy Munzer
Additional Material by Paul Shillito
Footage and Images NASA, Rokcosmos
Music By Paul Shillito

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