Zum 50sten Jubiläum des ersten Menschen im All hat ESA Astronaut zusammen mit Filmemacher Christopher Riley den Flug von Yuri Gagarin mit der ISS nachgestellt. Der Film hat am 12. April pünktlich zum Geburtstag Premiere auf Youtube, oben der Trailer. Von Wired:
Half-a-century ago, the world’s first cosmonaut took a 108-minute single-orbit trip around the planet and saw something no other human had ever witnessed before: our home planet, from space. “I marveled at the beauty of our planet,” Gagarin said at the time. “People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it.”
But while the explorer documented his journey in the Vostok 1 spaceship through a rather poignant and poetic voice recording, he only managed to snap a few photographs and couldn’t capture any video of the historic event.
So Nespoli, who is aboard the International Space Station, has recreated the journey and captured the whole event in HD video. He pointed his camera out of the ISS’s new giant cupola window, and recorded the same vistas of Earth that Gagarin saw.