First Orbit| 1hr : 39mins
Director: Christopher Riley | Producer: Christopher Riley
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United Kingdom
This year marks 50 years 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.
To mark this historic flight we have teamed up with the astronauts on-board the International Space Station to film a new view of what Yuri would have seen as he traveled around the planet.
Weaving these new views together with historic voice recordings from Yuri's flight and an original score by composer Philip Sheppard, we have created a spellbinding film to share with people around the World on this historic anniversary.
To learn more about the film, please visit: www.youtube.com/firstorbit and www.firstorbit.org