CCCP Alexei Leonov (Алексе́й Лео́нов)

CCCP Alexei Leonov (Алексе́й Лео́нов)

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The Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov is a Soviet science vessel named after Soyuz cosmonaut Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov. In recognition of Alexei Leonov there is a framed painting by the cosmonaut in the mess room. The Leonov is equipped with a Sakharov Drive, a new method of propulsion that makes it possible for the craft to make a round-trip to Jupiter faster that the traditional Cavradyne Plasma Propulsion System (Liquid Ammonia Fuel). The craft also uses a large heatshield to aerobrake in Jupiter's outer atmosphere, saving fuel. The Russians are said to view gravity as more or less a luxury so the Leonov just have artificial gravity on the Medical bay and the crew quarters located in the large rotating mid-section. The ship was originally to be christened the Gherman Titov, after cosmonaut Gherman Stepanovich Titov (Герман Степанович Титов), but was changed later for undisclosed reasons.(Soviet Science Council chairman Dimitri Moisevitch commented that Titov had "fall[en] out of favor", as an explanation as to why the ship's name was changed to honor Alexei Leonov, but does not elaborate).-. #2001 #2010 #films #movies #scifi #science_fiction #science_vessel #soviet #Syd_Mead
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