The film tells about the practical application of space research in the national economy.
Internal view of the command post at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Newsreel of 1957: the launch of the launch vehicle of the first Soviet artificial Earth satellite.
Putting the satellite into orbit.
Yuri Gagarin in the cockpit of the spacecraft before the flight on April 12, 1961.
Astronauts wave goodbye from the lifting platform.
View of the Earth's surface from space.
Models and models of artificial Earth satellites and automatic stations.
Assembly of spacecraft modules.
View of a part of the earth's surface from space.
Astronauts on board the ship.
View of the artificial Earth satellite "Molniya".
Scheme of telephone communication and television transmission throughout the USSR using the Molniya satellite (animation).
The space station is in flight.
The astronaut is photographing the Earth's surface.
Photographs of the Earth's surface taken from space.
Decoding images of geological formations with the help of special equipment.
Photos of oil and gas fields in Siberia, taken from space.
The astronauts are filming in order to get a more accurate weather forecast.
Meteorologists study the processes occurring in the atmosphere and make forecasts from images taken from space.
View of the Meteor weather satellite module.
Sea surf during a storm.
Vessels leave for a safe area after a satellite warning.
Docking of a spacecraft with a long-term orbital station.
Astronauts on board the station conduct scientific research.
Assembly of spacecraft.
Training of astronauts in various conditions.
Lunar rover on the surface of the moon.
View of the surface of Mars.
Landing of a research station on Venus (animation).
Paintings depicting the future of space exploration.
Portrait of K. E. Tsiolkovsky.
The spaceship flies off into space.
Gagarin Yurij Alekseevich -- pilot-cosmonaut
Locations: Moscow  Kazakhstan  Space