Nice to see that his re-entry vehicle has a blunt body!
I have been reading up on head-mounted display (HMD) optics, and over at VRtifacts I came across these marvellous educational videos from 1941.
No-nonsense explanations along with great diagrams/animations.
Fabulous original footage at the start of this film.
The Vostok is such a proper looking rocket.
See here for more details about the film.
Nice first impressions video from Cymatic Bruce.