The film Destination Moon 1950 special interest Navy

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In 1950 the film "Destination Moon" was released. The film showed how man would travel to the moon and back. What is interesting is that the makers of this film were 100% convinced that this would be reality soon and they brag about it during interviews. The artist Bonestell who created the moon for this film, worked also together with Wernher Von Braun who helped to fake the Apollo moon landings.

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The image to the right shows a crater from the film Destination Moon, released in 1950. Roll your mouse over the image for a real image of the tycho crater on the moon. If they could fake it in 1950 why do you think they couldn't in 1969. Why was the US Navy interested in the making of a science fiction film in the late forties?

During the making of the film, another camera crew made a backstage documentary where they interviewed the director and other people involved in the production. At one point a Navy Lieutenant joins the group and is introduced as "another Navy guest", indicating that there were more Navy people present during the production of a SF film. According to the Lieutenant the Navy was interested to see if these people involved in the film were "mad scientists", but goes on to say on camera that he believes this is "not the case at all" and seems quite impressed with what he has seen. When you watch the 47 minutes long, rare recording, you will see the complete Apollo story being told. For example, the decompression of the lunar module and other details such as dumping extra weight on the moon before lift off, the Apollo astronauts had to leave their life support packs and cameras on the moon. Why would the Navy be interested in a 1950 science fiction film?

See Part 5 time 5:05 for Navy officer interview. Also see  part 3 time 9:53 it shows Navy involvement in this 1950 SF film. 


Willy Ley and Werhner von Braun

Willy Ley was asked to be the technical adviser for the film Destination moon, but was fired after he told that their could be no explosions heard in space due to a vacuum. Who you think they hired next??? You wouldn't believe it, if we didn't had it on tape, it was Wernher von Braun who later faked the Apollo moon landings. (Watch the video Willy Ley and Wernher von Braun).


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