What Yuri Gagarin Saw
April 11, 2011 5:07 PM Subscribe
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"On 12th April 2011 it will be 50 years to the day
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."
"First Orbit will have its planet-wide premiere from 7.07am British Summer Time (6.07am GMT
) youtube.com/firstorbit and on over 600 screens around the world in 60 countries. In the UK the BBC will screen it on their giant city centre screens across the country at exactly the same time as Gagarin made his flight 50 years ago – 07:07 BST on 12 April."