The first ever spacewalk
In March of 1965
Alexi Leonov survived
the zero pressure out in space
and won the human spacewalk race.
500 k above our world
Alexi floated, spun and twirled.
He felt just like a grain of sand;
a tiny speck in space so grand.
His Russian air-filled space-suit soon
expanded like a big balloon.
Calamity. He’s now too big
to fit inside the capsule rig!
He’d lost the use of glove and boot;
was forced to leak air from his suit.
Intense twelve minutes: fear and fun.
He made it home. The race was won