To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight a new film, First Orbit has been released and is being distributed for free viewing.
The film is a real-time recreation which features audio recordings of the radio communications between Vostok 1 - (Call Sign: Cedar) and several ground stations. News reports of the flight are also included. In order to recreate the flight, the stunning orbital footage was shot from the International Space Station. I was also reminded that in order to return safely to earth, Gagarin ejected and parachuted from the Vostok 1 capsule 7km (that's 4.3 miles) above the earth surface.
You may watch First Orbit here or download it for later viewing. I downloaded an MP4 using Keep Tube. That made it easy to watch the film on my Xbox on a larger screen. That's something this film definitely benefits from.