1965 Voskhod 2 Stamps


Commanded by Pavel Belyayev and piloted by Alexei Leonov, Voskhod 2 was launched into orbit on March 18, 1965. Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space at 08:34.51 UTC — 90 minutes into the mission. This first, tentative spacewalk was reportedly plagued with problems. For example, due to over-pressurization of his spacesuit and a bad boarding procedure, Leonov briefly became stuck in the airlock and had difficulty re-entering the Voskhod 2 spacecraft.


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  1. Wow, no thanks. I bet he got stuck in the airlock because his balls were too big to fit back through and got wedged in there. Zen monks ain’t got nothing on a man who doesn’t panic being the first guy trying to get back from naked space and also experiencing the first stuck-on-the-way-back-to-safety-with-horrible-death-by-slow-asphyxiation-and-co2-poisoning-a-certainty-if-you-stay-stuck.