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Spaceships creators were the first who saw the film about the first spacewalk

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Spaceships creators were the first who saw the film about the first spacewalk


17.03.2017

A shot from the film The First Time The staff of S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia were first spectators of the film The First Time by Yuri Bykov. Space Corporation Energia produces all spacecrafts that Russian ever launched into space. The documentary tells the story of the Voshod–2 spaceflight of Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyaev, TASS reports.

They went to orbit on March 18 1965. Leonov was the first man who stepped out of the ship and walked in space. He spent 12 minutes in open space.

Several on-orbit anomalies happened during the spacewalk. Leonov could not return to the spacecraft as planned because his spacesuit inflated too much. The other emergency situation arised when cosmonauts were about to land. Due to the earlier thermal distortion and other issues related to the disturbed return to the craft, flight controllers were off and Voshod–2 landed in the middle of taiga. It took two days before a rescue mission reached the brave couple.

Two famous Russian actors, Yevgeny Mironov and Konstantin Khabensky play two main characters – Leonov and Belyaev. There was a tough “newbie cosmonaut” preparation that included appropriate physical exercises, and familiarizing themselves with technology and space suits. According to Yevgeny Mironov, it was an arduous experience.

The film distribution will start on April 6, several days before the Day of Cosmonautics.

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