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“The Cosmos extends, for all practical purposes, forever”*…

 

From designer Josh Worth, “a tediously accurate scale model of the solar system”– scroll away!

* Carl Sagan

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As we ponder Pluto’s planethood, we might recall that it was on this date in 1965 that the Soviet space program stunned the world, as it had with the first satellite (Sputnik) and the first man in space (Yuri Gagarin), when cosmonaut Alexey Leonov performed the first spacewalk (and the first EVA) from the Voskhod 2 spacecraft;  Leonov was outside his spacecraft for 12 minutes.

Leonov outside his spacecraft

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Written by LW

March 18, 2014 at 1:01 am

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