The Final Frontier

Space Videos

First Man In Space (1961)

On 12 1961 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space less than a month later.

Newsreel and Archive Videos

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First Man in Space

3:15

First American in Space

6:12

First American in Orbit

2:50

First American Spacewalk

9:56

Apollo 8 40th Anniversary

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Apollo 11 with CBS Anchor

3:56

Launch of Skylab

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Last Space Shuttle Launch