Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space
A young Russian sits on top of the most powerful rocket in the world.
Twenty-seven-years old, a loyal communist and father of two, Yuri Gagarin blasts into the skies inside a tiny cannonball-shaped capsule at the top of a modified Soviet R-7 missile – replacing the nuclear warhead it was originally designed for. Eleven minutes later he is in orbit, travelling at ten times the speed of a rifle bullet.
The first human ever to leave the planet.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.