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Space History Featuring the First Lunar Sample / VOKSHOD 2 THE FIRST SPACEWALK. Two signed photographs SIGNED by Alexei A. Leonov

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VOKSHOD 2
THE FIRST SPACEWALK.
Two signed photographs SIGNED by Alexei A. Leonov:
13 April 2022, 13:00 EDT
New York

US$1,000 - US$1,500

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VOKSHOD 2

THE FIRST SPACEWALK.
Two signed photographs SIGNED by Alexei A. Leonov:
1. silver gelatin print photograph, 3 x 5 1/2 inches, SIGNED by Leonov and dated January 14, 1966, depicting Leonov's painting illustrating his 1965 spacewalk.
2. Silver gelatin print photograph, 8 x 10 inches, SIGNED by Leonov and also by Col. Pavel Belyaev, dated March 18, 1965 and March 23, 1965 respectively.
Provenance: Aleksandr P. Romanov, Sotheby's Russian Space History, March 16, 1996.

Two unusual pieces commemorating the first spacewalk, performed by Alexi Leonov on March 18, 1965. Leonov, an artist as well as a cosmonaut, was also the first person to create art in space when he sketched the Earth with the colored pencils that he had brought. The second piece is also signed by Vokshod 2 commander Pavel Balyaev, who was the first cosmonaut to have to manually pilot a spacecraft when the Vokshod 2's automatic reentry system failed.

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