Thursday, December 20, 2007

Von Braun on Disney, 1955

This is really cool - a 1955 episode of the Disneyland TV show called "Man in Space." Available (for now) in 8 parts on YouTube. It's amazing to me how much they got right in 1955 (though not everything of course). The clip above is #6, which features Wernher Von Braun. Clip one is here. Thanks to "Darthvader" of Fly Me to the Moon for the tip!

P.S. For a brief and very funny musical counterpoint to this uncritical presentation of Von Braun and the V-2 rocket, check out this video.

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