50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight / ESA TV Exchanges / 08-04-2011
It’s now 50 years since a man orbited the earth for the first time.
This historical space flight of Yuri Gagarin took place on 12 April 1961 and started the conquest of a new frontier.
This video recalls this adventure with witnesses from this era, among them Elena Gagarina, daughter of the famous Cosmonaut, Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space and an engineer from these times.
A WMV preview clip is online under :
More background information can be found on http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Gagarin/index.html.
The MPEG-2 files are on the ESA ftp server in the folder entitled :
Reception Parameters for 4.8 degrees East
Satellite Sirius 4
Centre Frequency 12245.340 MHz
Polarisation Offset 0 degrees
Polarisation State Vertical
FEC Rate 3/4*188/204
Symbolrate 27.5 Megasymbols/s
For more info on this subject please check the script that is online as a DOC file under :