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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

FIRST ORBIT - fifty years in space

50 years ago Yuri Gagarin was the first man in go into space and orbit the earth. Now filmmaker Christopher Riley has made a feature film that recreates that historical voyage. Combining new footage of the earth from the International Space Station and using original footage of Yuri Gargarin himself.

Here's a little preview....

off into the abyss....

(for some reason though, my favourite parts of this footage is seeing all the dents, smears and smudges of the space crafts windows)

Check out more info on this project and an interview with the filmmaker at GO ON!

And here's Nick Cave lamenting about his father fleeing to the moon or something....

Keep exploring the cosmos Nick! Awesome!

1 comment:

  1. today is a good day. i listened to an interview with the Soviet leader's son last night on the radio and he was saying how small Yuri Gagarin had to be to fit in the craft. definitely something the Communists did right.