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First Orbit

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 04- 12 13:27 (updated on 2011- 04- 12 13:27)
tagged documental, en, first orbit, history, movie, philip sheppard, space, video, youtube, yuri gagarin - with 0 comment(s)

Today, in the lands of YouTube, is First Orbit, the movie...

A free movie for you to download and share, created to celebrate the first 50 years of human space flight.

A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin's original mission audio and a new musical score by composer Philip Sheppard.

What I like the most is, it's the Russian side of the coin, and when it come to the space race, we usually only see the USA side of it (as with many many other historical events).

Here is the entire movie:

Connections in the Knowledge Web

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 02- 28 01:17 (updated on 2010- 02- 28 01:17)
tagged connections, en, history, james burke, knowledge web, science, technology - with 0 comment(s)

If you don't know what Connections is, you should watch it, it's really great.

When you watch Connections, you'll get a little curious about the host, James Burke. And you probably will end up searching about him, and finding out what else he has done. At that point, you will discover the Knowledge Web project, go to their home page and watch the presentation video.