Radio Gagarin

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To celebrate 50 years since the first manned space flight ‘Radio Gagarin’ was written. I wrote a guest diary entry at this years Geek Pop Festival which explains things in more detail – its worth a read, in particular to hear about Kurosov, the guy who made the Soviet space program what it was.

You can listen to the song here:

It is available as part of the ‘Geek Like Me‘ EP – released as part of Geek Pop 2011. Also available from iTunes and Spotify

Lyrics

Spring
1961
Gagarin
Chosen as the one

He climbs
Into the Vostok 1
Which climbs
Into the sky and then its gone

And I want to know
What its like to boldly go
Up into the heavens
Where no human has been present

So Radio Gagarin and ask him what its like soaring
Up above the skies / in a satellite / looking down at human life
It must feel so ace / flying through space / being looked up at by the human race

Watching
A distant Baikonaur
And every-
one you know grow small

One minute
You’re looking at the Kazakh lands
The next
The pinnacle of man

what are u seeing up there? / what are you feeling up there? / whats it like being up there? / I’d like to know

So Radio Gagarin and ask him what its like soaring
Up above the skies / in a satellite / looking down at human life
It must feel so ace / flying through space / being looked up at by the human race

Yuri Gagarin 50 Years Link

© Rishi Nag 2011

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