Encyclopedia Astronautica
1969.06.13 - Leonov in trouble

Leonov interviewed by Japanese reporters. He tells them that both manned and unmanned lunar spacecraft are in preparation and that lunar rocks will be returned by Soviet spacecraft by March 1970.

This causes a sensation in the foreign press. The foreign press are all calling the Central Committee for comment. Kamanin has to beat off all of the resulting attacks on Leonov from the leadership. Meanwhile Shatalov and Yeliseyev are going to go to the Paris Air Show, where they will meet the Apollo 9 astronauts.

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