Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Movie: "First Orbit": The First 108min of Manned Spaceflight

This video created by http://www.firstorbit.org/ is a real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. By matching the orbital path of the Space Station, as closely as possible, to that of Gagarin's Vostok 1 spaceship and filming the same vistas of the Earth through the new giant cupola window, astronaut Paolo Nespoli, and documentary film maker Christopher Riley, have captured a new digital high definition view of the Earth below, half a century after Gagarin first witnessed it. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin's original mission audio and a new musical score by composer Philip Sheppard.

SOURCE: http://www.firstflight.org/

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