Maggie Koerth-Baker at 8:19 am Tue, Apr 12, 2011
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It's the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight. And what's an anniversary if not an occasion for awesome archival video footage set to a cheesy modern soundtrack? Happy Yuri's Night!
Via Joerg Heber
Music kills this remarkable video.
Old information. There is a new video from scratch recreating the GagarinÂ´s trip. It was released yesterday on Youtube, recorded in Space Station. Search for “First Orbit”.
Great, but’s film footage. That’s not rocket science. . . .
Link to more suitable music. Antarctica Suite by V Williams. Just open in another tab. Play the two together.
Yay, Yuri’s day! What awesome footage! What an amazing event! That totally makes up for the fact that it is also the anniversary of the start of the US civil war and of FDR’s passing.
How about some Cold Wave to go with it instead of nasty euro-trance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3qGi478YJk
I really hate those movies with a soundtrack on them. Why not leave the original sound on them? Or give some extra oral information. Everything but this.
I got me one of them newfangled computers that has a volume control for the sound. :P
this is much better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKs6ikmrLgg&feature=player_embedded#at=707
16 years after World War 2 that killed 27 million Russian and destroyed 2 / 3 industry in the USSR
Here’s some even more suitable music.
Boctok 5 by Radiotrance
Still no photos or videos taken in space by Gagarin on that flight? Meh.
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