‘The first ever spacewalk’ by Celia Berrell

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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

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