A short film for British astronaut Tim Peake, released to mark his first orbit of Earth on the 15th December 2015.
A collaboration between composer Úlfur Eldjárn and filmmaker Christopher Riley, 'Poyekhali!' blends Yuri Gagarin's preparations for his first historic orbit of the Earth on the 12th April 1961, with those of British astronaut Tim Peake as he prepares to leave from the same space port on the 15th December 2015, to make his own first orbit. The film reveals the views of Eastern Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula which Yuri first saw from Vostok 1 and which Tim will see from Soyuz TMA-19M, before transitioning to the spectacular time lapse views of the Earth captured from the International Space Station today.
Music and sound design courtesy of The Aristokrasia project.
Poyekhali! by Úlfur Eldjárn.
Imagery courtesy of First Orbit, David Woods and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.