Four days after Major Gagarin's space flight, Moscow was still actively celebrating the new hero....?
SV Pedestrians in Gorki Street
CU Poster commemorating flight on lamppost
CU Father with small son pan to window display of rocket
CU Picture of dogs Belka & Strelka
MV Umbrella suggesting rocket in flight in window
CU Picture of Gagarin tilt down to Russian superimposed on globe
CU Picture of Gagarin as car mascot
MV Pedestrians study posters of Gagarin
ZOOM to CU Gagarin face
MV Tilt up from women's feet to paper being read
CU Hand writing on souvenir postcard
CU Small child studying picture of rocket
CU Man reading newspaper headlines with picture of Gagarin
SV Women marching with flags in Red Square
CV Rear/View-Women with flags leave square
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Background: Four days after Major Gagarin's space flight, Moscow was still actively celebrating the new hero.... the space-age Columbus, as he has been called.
Wherever you looked in the city, there were signs of jubilation - portraits of Yuri Gagarin were everywhere... in windows on streetlamps, on cars and in the newspapers. Women carrying flags marched through Red Square in honour of the hero.
There were rumours that a luxurious new flat in Moscow would be provided for Major Gagarin and his family.
But as the celebrations continued, one of the intriguing questions still wrapped in mystery was, how did the space pioneer make the return to earth? At a press conference, Major Gagarin himself would not say: according to Moscow Radio, witnesses say him float to earth by parachute.