Le premier dessin depuis l'espace

The first drawing from space

Earth seen from space.

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov achieved the feat of marking the history of space conquest and the history of art on the same day.

He is the first human to carry out an extravehicular exit (EVA) in space on March 18, 1965 during the Voskhod 2 mission. Exit which lasted 12 minutes and 9 seconds.

Passionate about art and dreaming of being a painter since his childhood, Alexeï took care to keep near him a small box of pencils connected to a ring by wires so as not to lose them in weightlessness.

During the mission, Alexei takes advantage of a downtime to make this small pencil drawing of the Earth seen from space, which has become famous because it is considered the first drawing made by a human in the cosmos.

Alexei Leonov outside the capsule (above),
and his portrait (below).
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