The compatriots greeted travelers with honor. It is noteworthy that the director, Georges Melies, has enclosed the plot in just sixteen minutes, while the average duration of contemporary films is more th... ... middle of paper ... ...a if it was possible. Mankind has always loved to dream of conquering the unexplored expanses of space. Georges Melies was able to fully realize the dream of all humanity, at least on the screen, showing how it could be. The boundless imagination of the director created the moon, like a living creature, alien-selenites, and a very original way to travel to outer space.
Works Cited “Benefits from Apollo: Giant Leaps in Technology.” NASA. NASA, 2004. Web. March 9, 2016. This article is about how technology help astronauts land on the moon.
On 20 July, 1969 Americans landed the first man on the moon; officially ending the space race between the former Soviet Union and the United States. This however was not completed over night. The conflict between the two super powers spanned over two decades and was not only about interplanetary travel but the pride that was to follow. Science fiction played a major role in inspiring the western population of what was to come of space travel and our future. Films and novels about space exploration tended to attempt to remain more realistic in their content and the way that space travel was depicted.
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard" (Kennedy). When John F. Kennedy said these famous words, he set the stage for one of the greatest accomplishments the United States of America has ever made. Over the course of that decade, the space race would be in full swing; a universal goal would unite the nation to achieve the dream of sending a man to the moon and safely back to earth. Through human determination, the United States made enough scientific breakthroughs to alter events back on planet earth. In one decade, this nation was able to prove that the sky is no longer the limit.
Kennedy also took part in seeing two early space launches that put Alan Shepard and John Glenn in earth orbit. Excitedly Kennedy told people, "... ... middle of paper ... ... the moon. " Armstrong reported, " The view of the moon that we've be having recently is really spectacular." (Smith 15). The three astronauts went to sleep knowing that their goal was just below them.
They’ve set up space stations orbiting the earth. They have allowed men to land on the moon, collect samples, and then return to the earth. They have sent spacecraft to explore comets and other planets. They have even sent space probes outside the known walls of this solar system. Recently, NASA has been spending billions of dollars in researching our second nearest planet, Mars.
It is suggested that all the planets are the same age, therefore to determine the time of different event on other planets Earth is used a reference. He also explained how tectonic plate helped to resurface Earth, which erased this history of this planet. In this chapter he also discussed theories of how life began here on Earth. Later in the chapter, he discussed the Moon and the theory of its creation. Corfield also discussed the first space mission to the moon.
Frank Poole is sent to the moon of earth to explore a strange uncovered artifact. This artifact turns out to be a signaling device put on the moon by aliens millions of years before the time when it was discovered. What happens next in this scene is fairly important. When the artifact, named TMA-1, was exposed to the sun for the first time in over 3 million years it send out a signal that was traced by back to one of the moons around Saturn. This scene was practically what this book was based on.
Then, in July of 1969, the U.S. took the lead in the race by sending the first men to the moon on Apollo 11(“Space Exploration 1). Ever since then, space exploration has lead to the discovery of much beneficial information that has allowed us to invent some of the greatest devices we now use today. The United States needs to continue its space program and space exploration so we can some together as a human race, continue to discover new and interesting facts, and spark the curiosity of the youth who dream of space. Space exploration has brought nations of the world together. Exploration of space can be traced back to 1609 when Galileo Galilei made significant improvements to the telescope, allowing humans to observe mountains and craters on the moon’s surface (Horowitz 1).
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Humans have been fascinated by space for generations. They are intrigued by its lovely mystery that contains a multitude of possibilities. Significant improvements in space discovery opened many opportunities for filmmakers to go to infinity and beyond. Outer space has been portrayed on the silver screen countless times, from Star Wars, the epic space opera series, to Le Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip to the Moon), the iconic French silent film, to Gravity, the Academy Award-nominated contemporary thriller. After the moon landing in 1969, the motion picture industry began to produce more stories about space travel; thus, a wide variety of space films that appeal to different audiences was created.