The First Orbit 2012 project, to release the film as a multi-language DVD and BluRay is now complete. To purchase your copy please go to http://www.firstorbit.org/.
The First Orbit Team and YuriGagarin50 would like to thank you for your continued support.
Other News: Due to the amazing sales last year of Yuri Gagarin - the First Spaceman - Limited edition picture book written for children, suitable for all ages by Vix Southgate. Stocks are almost gone. Copies are still available from Amazon or directly from the Author's website www.vixsouthgate.co.uk.
ON-GOING - The statue of Yuri Gagarin
The statue is situated outside the British Council offices on THE MALL where it will remain for a year.
The British Council also has a Gagarin in Britain exhibition at their offices.
To accompany the statue unveiling and the exhibition, the British Council has published Gagarin in Britain, an extensively illustrated, 160-page catalogue, exploring the life of Yuri Gagarin, his visit to Britain in July 1961, and the legacy of the Russian space programme. The catalogue is edited by Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts at the British Council, and includes texts by Piers Bizony, biographer of Yuri Gagarin; Dr. Christopher Riley, writer and filmmaker; Vix Southgate, author of Yuri Gagarin: The First Spaceman; and Dr. Svetlana Boym, Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at Harvard University. Illustrations include technical drawings from the Moscow State Archive for Scientific and Technical Documentation showing the development of the parachute and ejector seat equipment that have never been published before in the West. Priced at £25, the catalogue will be available for purchase from Cornerhouse Publications online at www.cornerhouse.org/books
Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight – BBC World Service examines Gagarin's Legacy
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