Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The 50-Year Anniversary Of The First Man In Space

Half a century ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.  First Orbit says:

"Today it is 50 years since Yuri Gagarin climbed into his space ship and was launched into space. It took him just 108 minutes to orbit Earth and he returned as the World's very first space man.

"To mark this historic flight we have teamed up with the astronauts onboard the International Space Station to film a new view of what Yuri would have seen as he travelled around the planet.

"Weaving these new views together with historic voice recordings from Yuri's flight and an original score by composer Philip Sheppard, we have created a spellbinding film to share with people around the World on this historic anniversary."

The video is the full length feature, but worth it.  It's kind of haunting.