Thursday, April 14, 2011
50 years ago, almost to the day (actually the day before yesterday), Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space. Just watched an excellent film about it, by Christopher Riley. It uses the original audio (with subtitles), new footage from the current International Space Station tracking the exact flight path of the mission (there was no camera on board then) and great music by Peter Sheppard. I'm proud to say that the British Council helped produce it. You can see it here.