Author: CBS NEWS

Legendary Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, First Human to Walk in Space Has Died at Age 85

Legendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space — an experience that almost killed him — and later the commander of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked with a NASA Apollo capsule, symbolizing a historic thaw in the Cold War, has died after a long illness, the Russian space agency confirmed Friday.