@yurisnight if starts aren't visible, there's also this movie called "First Orbit": youtu.be/RKs6ikmrLgg

how about a nice soviet scifi movie for your evening entertainment? "Мечте навстречу" is available for free - it's a movie about the fictionalized first landing on mars, and it's from 1963 and has several references to gagarin's flight.
russian dub: youtube.com/watch?v=xquJ5-fZiN
east german dub: youtube.com/watch?v=vJFLn11Lzi
(afaik there is no english version, unless you count "Queen of Blood", a 1966 film that "reappropriated" footage for a b-movie-horror-flick)

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today is yuri's night! 60 years ago, the first human reached outer space.

no party this year. you know why. but maybe gaze at the stars and melancholically think of what could have been (and how we got elon musk instead).

Belka and Strelka, the first living beings to travel to space and return safely (on Sputnik 5).

interieur design of Soyuz-Apollo orbital module by Galina Balashova

Mir Space Station photographed from a departing Space Shuttle

Lunochod Moon Rover, the first vehicle to drive on the surface of the moon

Sketch for the Interieur design of the living quarters of the Mir Space Station, by Galina Balashova

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