“Leonov sketches Belyayev during a postflight vacation on a Black Sea beach.”
(seriously, though, Alexei is a very good artist, and it is cool that he’s drawing his buddy. But…those hats?)
Yuri thinks they’re cool:
U.S. actor Tom Cruise and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to conduct a space walk, take part in a ceremony at the premiere of the new film “Oblivion” in Moscow April 1, 2013
Alexei just seems like the coolest dude.
I wonder if he started jumping on Alexei’s couch.
Orlando, FL, 2/10/75: “Spacemen Take A Jet Ride: Astronaut Donald Slayton, foreground, and Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov take a ride on the Star Jet, as the crew of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project toured Disney Worled Sunday.”
Yes! I was hoping there was more of these. They look so unimpressed here, I guess a ride that only gets a few feet off the ground pales in comparison to a real rocket ride.
This one is kind of sweet (I promise this is the last one). Note: I don’t know Russian; I plugged this into Google Translate, so it’s probably pretty bad.
Google translate isn’t too bad this time. The only word I’m unsure about is детка for baby. I don’t know if Russians would actually say that, or something else cutesy like милашка (dearie).
- Vladimír Remek
- Alexei Gubarev
- Mirosław Hermaszewski
- Pyotr Klimuk
- Sigmund Jähn
- Valery Bykovsky
- Georgi Ivanov
- Bertalan Farkas
- Pham Tuân
- Viktor Gorbatko
- Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez
- Vladimir Dzhanibekov
- Dumitru Prunariu
- Leonid Popov
- Rakesh Sharma
- Yuri Malyshev
- Boris Volynov
- Alexei Leonov
- Anatoly Berezovoy
A group portrait of cosmonauts involved with the Interkosmos program from the first mission, Soyuz 28 (1978) to Soyuz T-11 (1984).
Top: Sigmund Jähn (East Germany), Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Georgi Ivanov (Bulgaria), Yuri Malyshev, Rakesh Sharma (India), Bertalan Farkas (Hungary), Leonid Popov, Boris Volynov and Valery Bykovsky. Bottom: Pham Tuân (Vietnam), Viktor Gorbatko, Vladimír Remek (Czechoslovakia), Alexei Gubarev, Dumitru Prunariu (Romania), Pyotr Klimuk, Alexei Leonov, Mirosław Hermaszewski (Poland), Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (Cuba), Anatoly Berezovoy.
Sometimes I find a photo with really poor quality, but I like the picture and post it anyway. Like this one, of Alexei Leonov, Tom Stafford, and Deke Slayton. And Leonov’s sunglasses.
What they don’t tell you is that Alexei Leonov has just run backup commander Alan Bean’s underwear up the flagpole, in accordance with “Russian tradition.”
7/10/73: “They’ll Meet Again In Space: Alexei Leonov, right, and Valery Kubasov, center, Russian cosmonauts, were greeted at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. From left were: Astronauts David Scott and Thomas P. Stafford; Glynn Lunney, project manager; Donald (Deke) Slayton, astronaut. Kubasov, Leonov, Stafford, and Slayton are part of a planned 1975 United States-Russian space venture. The Russians are in the United States for further planning of the mission.”
2/8/75: “Self Portrait: Alexei Leonov, a Soviet cosmonaut, holds his camera as if to take a photo of himself and astronaut Thomas Stafford Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center.”
So Alexei invented Myspace?
At least Alexei’s not doing his best duck face
Also Filipchenko looks good in hats, no?
10/14/75: “Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov reacts to a reporter’s questions about UFOs and flying saucers. Leonov answered by saying the only saucer he has seen is the one he is holding. The Soviet cosmonauts and the U.S. astronauts of the Apollo-Soyuz spaceflight were honored during a one-day visit to Chicago.”
I love Alexei.
Apollo-Soyuz delegation in the USSR, early 1970s. Shortly afterwards, a snowball fight broke out between the Americans and the Soviets. The Soviets won.
Whenever I’m sad, all I have to do is remember that American astronauts (including the love of my life Deke Slayton) and Soviet cosmonauts had a snowball fight in the 70s. BC IT’S JUST REALLY GREAT