Monday, August 30, 2010

NASAma pochu

Woman in the Moon (or in original German, Frau im Mond) is a science fiction silent film that premiered October 15, 1929. It is often considered to be one of the first "serious" science fiction films.
The basics of rocket travel are presented to a mass audience for the first time by this film, including the use of a multi-stage rocket. The idea that the moon rocket Friede  would be submerged in water before launch was a bad guess, although large rockets are launched over water to prevent damage to the spacecraft from the sound generated by liftoff. NASA did, however, have proposals for water-launched rockets (the Sea Dragon and Nova). Also, the first thing the space travelers do upon reaching the moon is use a dowsing rod  to search for water.

However what is the movie's biggest contribution to the world of rocket science?

1 comment:

themasterhimself said...

3...2...1...
Its the Countdown.