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Destination Moon: post launch trauma

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John Sewell
#11 · Posted: 5 Jul 2005 12:56
Well the take off and landing was all fictional at the time and Herge had no reference of comparison.

There's a lot of similar stuff in US science fiction movies of the same period, most notably Destination Moon (which shares more than a title with Tintin - the rocket designs are very similar, and there's a humanist character amongst all the scientists who's prepared to leave the rocket so that the others can make it back alive) and Conquest Of Space. Lots of unintentionally funny shots of square-jawed American actors grimacing and gurning under high-powered air hoses to simulate the Gs!
#12 · Posted: 5 Jul 2005 18:18
I think those machines give something like the equivalent of 3 or 4 Gs in centrifugal force, probably not safe to experience for more than a couple of minutes!
Oooooops....and to think I went on at least five times per carnival day...THAT explains my scrambled brain!


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