Soviet media reported that Yuri Gagarin had become the first man
in space. However, with the breakup of the Soviet Union and the
release of previously classified documents and astonishing truth
has been unearthed.
man in space was not Gagarin, but Vladimir Ilyushin, one of
Russia's most celebrated test pilots. This breakthrough
documentary reveals for the first time ever how Ilyushin's
mission ended in severe injury and how Soviet authorities,
robbed of the image of a conquering hero, decided to conceal the
facts from the world.