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Leonov went into space twice, in 1965 and 1975

Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who became the first person in history to spacewalk in 1965, has died aged 85.

Tethered to a spaceship by a 14.8m (16ft) cable, the Russian floated above Earth for 12 minutes.

“You just can’t comprehend it. Only out there can you feel the greatness – the huge size of all that surrounds us,” Leonov told the BBC in…

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