Saturday, June 26, 2021

Destination: Moon

You may know of this 1950 movie.  I just started watching it on YouTube.   Even within the first few minutes I am amazed.   Based on a Robert Heinlein novel who was also one of the screenwriters.  Chesley Bonestell as the space art consultant.   A story of American industry not the government (doubtless Heinlein).

So much right about space.  That we (and I mean the United States at the height of courage) actually did it in a way that was actually far more complex and without anything as advanced as nuclear propulsion less than 20 years later is amazing. 


  1. Thanks, I haven't seen that film in a long time. I'm ready for a revisit.

  2. Actually, Heinlein's novella (not long enough to be a novel) was adapted from the screenplay, which came first.