The First Orbit

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

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.  Having made the first orbit of Earth, Gagarin re-enters the atmosphere. He ejects from his capsule seven kilometres above the ground and descend under his own parachute.

To mark this historic flight The Attic Room 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.

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, The Attic Room have created a spellbinding film to share with people around the World on this historic anniversary.

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