KCSC #2009.005.012 and 2009.005.013 Located in the Cosmosphere collections office
Object number: 2009.005.012 and 2009.005.013
Object Name: Children’s Book, “I Walk in Space” by Alexei Leonov
Place of Origin: Soviet Union
Date of Origin: 1980s
Dimensions: 8” x 8 ½” x ½”
Source: Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Description: Hardback, 80 page book for children or pre-teens. This is essentially a beginning “chapter” book for children that tells Alexei Leonov’s story of the first spacewalk, from his perspective. One book is in Russian and one is in English, but they both contain the same illustrations.
Historical Notes: Leonov is a retired Soviet/Russian Cosmonaut who was the first human to conduct a spacewalk on March 18, 1965. He is known for his artwork and actually illustrated the book himself.