On March 18, 1965, the Voskhod-2 spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The crew, consisting of the commander of the ship P.I. Belyaev and co-pilot A.A. Leonov, made a tremendous contribution to space exploration. At 11:32 a.m. Belyaev opened the ship's hatch. Alexei Leonov found himself in a vacuum for 12 minutes, after which he returned to the airlock.
When landing the ship due to deviations in the operation of onboard systems, Pavel Belyaev was the first in the world to manually orient the ship to the sun and turned on the braking engine. Leonov and Belyaev had a watch on their wrist, which later gave life to a whole line of watches named after those heroic events - Open Space.