Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Alexei Leonov


Alexei Leonov was a Soviet/Russian Cosmonaut who is famous for being the first human to walk in space. He piloted the Voskhod 2 spacecraft and achieved the historical feat on March 18th 1965. Leonov's second trip into space was similarly significant — he commanded the Soviet side of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, Soyuz 19, the first joint space mission between the Soviets and the USA.