First Orbit: Commemmorating 50 Years of Spaceflight

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first orbit around the earth, documentarian Christopher Riley gives us this film: First Orbit.

A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin’s original mission audio and a new musical score by composer Philip Sheppard.

From FirstOrbit.org

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