12 April 2011, JellyBean @ 9:22 am

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.

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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.

For more information visit http://www.firstorbit.org/

Enjoy!

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