I know we have several disciples on the forum. In the year we celebrate the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon some sad news the death of cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. The first man to walk in space and a consummate space artist who when he looked down on the Earth felt a profound change in his view of the world as a whole. That indeed applies to nearly everyone that has gone into space and looked back at the Earth for what it is. He would have been the first man in space but for his middle class intelligentsia background. The politicians favoured the selection of Gagarin who was a metal worker and whose parents had been farmers and of the proletariat. Here he is interviewed by NASA about his recollections of that space walk. He was also immortalized in 2010 the book and film, with his name used as that of the space vehicle taking the Soviet team to explore the monolith around Jupiter.