YouTube Movie: First Orbit

YouTube (and Google) continue to raise the bar when it comes to online video content. Typically, it features a repository of short video clips and now they are working toward featuring longer, higher-quality video content on its website. Google, which owns YouTube, plans to invest millions into developing “original content”.

On that note, YouTube is featuring a premiere video (hour-and-half-long) called First Orbit. The video is a real-time recreation of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin’s first 108 minutes long orbit of Earth in 1961.

To mark this historic flight YouTube has 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.

If you are interested in watching this move, [CLICK HERE] .



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  1. Rick,

    I remember that this was a life changing event. Man in Space – a truly spectacular accomplishment!

    I wonder how many young people understand, the technology we now take for granted, was born in the days of the “Space Race”.

    Great link!



    1. Bill,

      Definitely was a life changing event; especially the moon runs. Just think our smartphones are probably more powerful than the computers that were used to get them into space and back.

      Hope all is well with you… Spring is in delay mode here. Been cold since last October.



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