50 Years Ago Today

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Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to orbit the Earth.

And here is a film called First Orbit.  At one hour and 40 minutes long, it is 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.