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Robert Pearlman
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Interfax is reporting this morning that within a day of having surgery, cosmonaut Alexei Leonov's condition deteriorated, to the point that he needed to be resuscitated.

According to the report, he is being treated by one of the best facilities in Moscow.

No other details were available.

My thoughts are with him for a full recovery.

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posted 06-16-2008 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jut2y   Click Here to Email jut2y     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope you get well soon Alexei.

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Alexei, Archipovich, I wish you a quick and fully recovery.

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I wish you a quick and full recovery. Mr. Leonow, you are one of the space heroes.

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Warmest wishes for a speedy recovery General Leonov.

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posted 06-16-2008 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paulushumungus   Click Here to Email paulushumungus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a shock! - It was only a couple of weeks back that we saw him at Autographica. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

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posted 06-16-2008 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon General Leonov.

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posted 06-16-2008 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alexei, it is not time for you to venture out the airlock yet. Please get better soon!

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posted 06-16-2008 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon Mr. Leonov.

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All the Best Alexei. Get Well Soon.

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Best wishes to Alexei for a speedy recovery!

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He seemed a strong man at Autographica, and a gentleman. Sincerely hope he is doing ok.

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posted 06-16-2008 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alexei, get well soon! Your spacewalk made you my hero, even though you were from that other country.

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This came as something of a shock. Just last night Rex Hall and I received a terrific foreword to our book about the first cosmonaut team that Alexei had put together especially for us. Our contact in Star City who forwarded it to Rex said Alexei had just been admitted to hospital, but we had no idea it was so serious.

Our thoughts are with him today.

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A better (i.e. human rather than machine) translation of the Interfax article reveals a more hopeful prognosis.

Leonov did undergo surgery, but the article was reporting that he was now in intensive care. The Russian word for intensive care sounds like the English for resuscitation, but it means intensive care.

Thanks to Cathy Lewis at the National Air and Space Museum for the correction.

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I had the pleasure of witnessing a little attempt of oneupmanship between Alexei and Wally at the Sims/Hankow show in NJ about who was the real "space cowboy". The two of them were laughing hysterically as only the two of them could do. Wally would always bring up that little discussion in future conversations - and you could tell that there was a mutual admiration between the two.

Wally also would tell the story of how, just before the wall came down, he was in Moscow at an event with Alexei. Wally sneezed, and Alexei said "God Bless You". Wally remarked that he thought that Soviets were agnostics - to which Alexei replied - just wait a little longer.

Get well soon, General Leonov.

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From me too the best wishes for Mr Leonov for a speedy recovery. Obviously this news brought back memories of only a few weeks ago when at the Autographica show I had the good fortune of sitting with him at dinner. A very nice and interesting man to meet. I truly wish him the very best.

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Get well soon, General!!!

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Get well soon, Sir. Your are a gentleman and an inspiration to all.

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Get well soon mr Leonov.

I had the pleasure to witness his humorous interact with Alan Bean at the UACC show in 2005. Priceless!!!

Pierre-Yves

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posted 06-22-2008 06:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul prendergast   Click Here to Email paul prendergast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well, General.

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posted 06-22-2008 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Поживайте хорошо скоро, генерал!

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I totally agree!!!!

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posted 06-24-2008 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to Russian news reports, Leonov was discharged from the hospital on Monday "feeling much better".

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Excellent news!!

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Get well soon and speedy recovery to you!

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Unfortunately, Alexei Leonov is back in intensive care ("resuscitation"). Rough translation from Novosti Kosmonavtiki by Jim Oberg:
The status of the health of legendary pilot-cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov sharply deteriorated after twenty-four hours in a regular room, and for doctors it was necessary to again transfer him into resuscitation. Specialists of the clinic, where with sharp heart insufficiency the 74-year-old Aleksey [Arkhipovich] lay, decided thus far to let no one see him. They even asked relatives not to disturb the head of family. Last Friday Aleksey [Arkhipovich] began to feel himself better.

"He even himself rose from the bed. The doctors in attendance decided that the crisis had passed, and they transferred him into the department [general clinic?]", says the nurse of hospital, "and in several hours he again became more badly. Aleksey [Arkhipovich] sharply turned pale, he began to choke. Again it was necessary to transfer him into the resuscitation."

The doctors in attendance asked the relatives of the famous cosmonaut to thus far limit the access of visitors to him, since any experiences are now undesirable for Aleksey [Arkhipovich]'s health.

"He greatly is nervous, when someone comes to him, immediately rises pressure, and we decided thus far to let no one see him," continues the nurse. "Themselves you understand, the heart - this is not any joke."

The state of the famous pilot-cosmonaut causes serious fear in doctors. Aleksey [Arkhipovich] needs an operation, but to perform it, the doctors thus far are not decided.

Let us recall that several days ago the legendary pilot-cosmonaut was delivered into one of the elite clinics of the capital. In Aleksey [Arkhipovich] the doctors revealed serious problems with the heart. To save the life of the twice of Hero of the Soviet Union were brought in the best cardiologists of clinic.

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Met him in 1990 and 1998 at the ASE Congress what a great man he is.Get well soon.

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I'll say what I'm thinking even though I may take some heat.

I wish he was in an American cardiac care facility.

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I will take that previous comment one step farther: I wish Dr. DeBakey could make the trip to treat him!

All good wishes to the first spacewalker!

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Originally posted by spaceman1953:
I wish Dr. DeBakey could make the trip to treat him!
Unfortunately, Dr. DeBakey passed away on July 11.

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Jim Oberg passes along a translated update on Leonov's condition.
Leonov fell into the ICU after learning about death of sister

The famous cosmonaut arrived at the hospital in grave condition after he accidentally learned about the death of his dear 87-year-old sister - Raisa [Ganichevoy]. Aleksey [Arkhipovich]'s state, until now, remains grave heavy.

"Now Aleksey [Arkhipovich] is stood in the glare of the odin-odineshenek [probably meaning "the one and only", or "last survivor"], says Svetlana, the niece of the cosmonaut. "He carried out its bitter and heavy duty - one after another after burying the parents and nine sisters and brothers, but my mom he could not bury. News about her death cut him down. He so far is in the resuscitation unit in grave condition. Lord, I each day pray for him.

"We did not want to tell him about death of mama. They knew - he would not survive. He learned this terrible news completely accidentally. After the burial of mother they rang him from the administration of Kemerovsk province in order to express condolences apropos of the death of his sister. This became for him a real blow."

Sister -- Aleksey [Arkhipovich] greatly loved Raisa. Frequently he arrived at her home in Kemerovo as a guest. He promised to visit her even this summer. But he fell ill. And when he wrote off the visit, Raisa departed from life.

"About the death of my mother I first of all reported to the wife of Aleksey [Arkhipovich]," through tears speaks the niece of cosmonaut. "We for a long time with her tried to decide as to reporting about this. But then they decided not to say. But he nevertheless learned by the will of evil fate.

"Aleksey [Arkhipovich] so far lies at cardiology, at the resuscitation. His state is stable. This week he undergoes examination, then the doctors will be settled on a treatment. Although he has already had three heart attacks, I hope that everything will be good.

"Mama repeatedly said before her death that her "Lenka", so she called her little brother, without fail he must live until the [tyatiniy -- ?] age - of up to 88 years. And we all hope that he will carry out the precept of his dear sister, he will work it out, he must be worked out. He is strong!"

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I would like to add my best wishes for a full recovery of General Leonov.

I know it is a difficult road, but then he is the first human to walk in space and that was far from easy.

I would also like to share one of my favorite personal space stories. It is from the 15th anniversay of ASTP that was held in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Air and Space Museum on July 23, 1990.

A friend of mine Mark, my (at that time)girlfriend's 8 year old son and I attended the 15th anniversary gala.

We were so excited to he there. Three of the ASTP space travelers were in attendence. They included Tom Stafford, Alexi Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov. Lenov of course who was first to walk in space.

I was humbled to the in the presence of these space exploration giants. Toby went up to General Leonov to ask him for an autograph. The General was in his usual jovial mood and gladly complied.

I whispered in 8 year old Toby's ear to thank General Leonov for the autograph. Toby followed my nudge and thanked the General.

To my surprise and delight, General Leonov snapped to attention. He then gave 8 year old Toby a crisp salute.

I mean how much cooler does it get for an 8 year old American boy to be saluted by a Soviet General. A General who held the distinction and honor of being the first man to walk in space.

General Leonov, I would like to return the favor. I salute you and wish you Godspeed in your full recovery.

jerry

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I thought I would share some memories from the 15th anniversary tour also:

Deke, Alexi, Tom and Valeri had arrived at the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles, and since Deke Slayton and I were friends - the director had me take them around.

Now the astronauts had seen a lot of museums over here in America but the Cosmonauts had not seen all that many and wanted to take the tour. Gen. Leonov was fascinated and asked a lot of questions and wanted to see EVERYTHING.

Gen. Stafford grew bored quickly and kept prodding in Oaklahoma-ian Russian, "come on Alexi, hurry up Alexi", and all of us with our Californian accents smiled at Staffords mangling of both.

Get well, Alexi - you are a star to a lot of us, Tovarich!

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Jim Oberg passes along a translated update on Leonov's condition.
Aleksey Leonov has undergone an operation on his heart
Now his life is out of the danger, according to of physicians

Let us recall, at the beginning of August the legendary pilot-cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov arrived in Burdenko hospital with pneumonia. Doctors did everything in order to help 74-year-old Aleksey [Arkhipovich], but his state, alas, was complicated - there arose serious problems with his heart. The famous space conquerer suffered an extensive myocardial infarction.

Aleksey [Arkhipovicha] immediately was transferred into the department of resuscitation. An urgent operation was required, but physicians for a long time conferred in regard to this, they carried out consultations, fearing whether the cosmonaut would be well enough to undergo serious surgical intervention.

Finally, for Aleksey [Arkhipovich] they decided to appoint the course of drug treatment. It gave results - Leonov became more at rest. But the disease of his heart progressed, and this week the doctors again were gathered to the consultation. At this time they decided that it couldn't be delayed.

Aleksey [Arkhipovich] underwent coronarography - a fairly serious operation, which fortunately passed without complications.

Now the legendary cosmonaut has been transferred back into the cardiology ward.

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This hasn't been reported in Australia.

Get well soon, GEN Leonov - the world still needs heroes like you.

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I too was honored to met Alexei at the ASTP reunion in Oklahoma City (my first astronaut/cosmonaut) encounter. I was simply awed! Alexei's spacewalk is a question on my Earth Science final exam so I consider him very special.

Fell Better Alexei!

Lisa

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Have there been any recent updates on Leonov? Sometimes no news is not good news... but I certainly hope that isn't the case here.

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Do you know now what news of hero Russian cosmonaut Alexey Archipovich Leonov? What is his actual health? Thank you behind information.

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Next year, Alexei Leonov should celebrate his 75th birthday! So get well soon General!


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