50 years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel into space. His orbit around the Earth made him a celebrity worldwide and his name is still synonymous with the space race and Russian space exploration. Half a century after this legendary flight, Direction – Space! looks at two sites that were key to the Soviet space programme: Star City and Baikonur. Incorporating unique archive materials, it explores the reality of the space community first hand, offering new insights into a subject that is central to the history of the Soviet Union.