Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most important events in human history: the day when a human being left the confines of Earth and entered space.
On this date, April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin was the first such person. It took him just 108 minutes to orbit Earth and he returned as the World’s very first space man.
First Orbit – the movie is a feature-length, experimental documentary film about Vostok 1, the first manned space flight around the Earth.
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.
The full length movie is available on YouTube: