A great day today the twelfth of April-to celebrate
Aviation and Cosmonautics Day – a day to deliberate
First ever flight of human in space!In nineteen sixty one
Soviet first lieutenant Yuri Gagarin orbited -fine
The Earth on board “Vostok” spacecraft for the first time
In history opening the era of manned space missions in rhyme!
This is a special day of science triumph, a day of all
Involved in aerospace industry, a day of conquering tall
The near-Earth space, proud of achievements of cosmonauts
Those interested in prospects of space programs development!
Let us congratulate on this day all professionals
And fans of cosmonautics and aviation specialists
Wishing them a space health and hitting star heights!
Alexey Leonov on 1965 USSR 10 kopek stamp.
Leonov was outside the spacecraft for twelve minutes and nine seconds
On Eighteenth March Nineteen Sixty Five- fifty three years ago
Connected to the craft by a five meter tether! Wonderful feat-
At the end, his spacesuit inflated in the vacuum to the point
Where he could not re-enter the airlock-. opening a valve to allow
Some of the suit’s pressure to bleed off and got back inside the capsule.
The great Creator, Preserver and Destroyer Lord Almighty
Made the Universe-earth, sky, space and all living beings mighty
To explore the space and hills, seas and forests sky and the planets
And exploit for the world’s greater peace and joy, health and happiness!
Man in his wisdom made his body and mind, intelligence in full
Set his feet into the space and planets outside his earth
And the search goes on – with successes- set goal higher in mirth!