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First Orbit

A new documentary gives audiences a view of what the Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering 1961 space mission would have been like.

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin‘s pioneering mission into space and First Orbit is a new documentary that gives audiences a view of what the cosmonaut would have seen.

Directed by Chris Riley, it uses footage shot aboard the International Space Station the film mixes some extraordinary images with Gagarin’s historic voice recordings aboard the Vostok 1 along with an original score by composer Philip Sheppard.

You can watch it in full here:

There is also a short making of film here:

> First Orbit
> More on Yuri Gagarin at Wikipedia
> Listen to Philip Shepard’s songs for the film