Posted 6 years ago
- Russia (CCCP) / Commemorative Postage Stamp
- Voskod 2 space mission (launched March 18, 1965)
- Issued March 23, 1965 - measures a little over 3" long (78mm)
- Cancelled Collector Issue - with original gum (unused)
- Scott# 3015 - Denomination: (10) kopeks - "Leonov Spacewalk"
*** Voskhod 2 (Russian: Sunrise-2) was a Soviet manned space mission in March 1965. The Vostok-based Voskhod 3KD spacecraft with two crew members on board, Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov, was equipped with an inflatable airlock. It established another milestone in space exploration when Alexey Leonov became the first person to leave the spacecraft in a specialized spacesuit to conduct a 12 minute "spacewalk".