Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov
a famous Russian cosmonaut
was born in Kemerovo, the USSR.Since 1946 the family lived inKaliningrad where Alexey finishedschool. A.Leonov was the first
man to "walk" in space. In 1965
he floated outside the spacecraftVoskhod 2 for 12 minutes. Duringhis second space trip in 1975 hewas the commander of the Sovietside of the first joint spacemission between the Soviets andthe USA. A self-taught artist, hepainted pictures based onsketches done aboard his flights.