We’ve already mentioned First Orbit, the 2011 documentary film recreating Yuri Gagarin’s first flight, on this blog–now it’s your chance to join in! On the morning of April 12th, First Orbit director Chris Riley is inviting users of Twitter and YouTube to join him in broadcasting and translating the historic Vostok 1 mission that sent Gagarin into space.
Starting at 6:07 UT (2:07 ET), Riley will be answering questions about First Orbit from his username (@alifeofriley) while the film streams live on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/firstorbit, 51 years to the minute of Gagarin’s original flight. At the same time, Twitter users all around the world will be livetweeting the mission audio transcript in their native languages. Transcripts for 30 different languages are available; to join in, take a look at the guidelines on http://www.firstorbit.org/yuri-tweet.
For full details, visit http://www.cisionwire.com/sister/r/yuri-gagarin-first-orbit-film-to-create-a-global-social-media-experience-through-twitter-and-youtube,c9244060. Help us Rock The Planet in 2012 by making Gagarin’s flight heard on Twitter!