Destination Moon – 1950

August 21, 2009

It’s pretty amazing what you can buy on Amazon for $3. Destination Moon is one of those great finds. It’s one of the first space exploration movies that took into consideration the prospect, technology, and problems of space travel (Fritz Lang’s “Frau Im Mond” also attempted this in 1929 although little was know about feasible space travel.) The film was produced by George Pál, who later produced “When Worlds Collide”, “The War of the Worlds”, and “The Time Machine”. The film won the Academy Award for best visual effects in 1950!

I even found some great stills in the LIFE photography archive! The vision of space suits in the future is AWESOME!

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The Space Age Museum has a great collection of UFO, rocket, and  space craft inspired design.  Check out some of my favorites below.

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Orbit Rocket Toothpaste Tube

Electric Fan by Wonder-Aire - 1960's

Electric Fan by Wonder-Aire - 1960's

Tea Kettle - 1960's

Flying Saucer Tea Kettle - 1960's

Flying Saucer Table Lamp by Torino - 1970's

Flying Saucer Table Lamp by Torino - 1970's

Infant Walker - Baby's Flying Saucer - 1950's

Infant Walker - Baby's Flying Saucer - 1950's

Electric Cooker - Party Chef by Cory - 1960's

Electric Cooker - Party Chef by Cory - 1960's

Flying Saucer Ashtrays by Space Age Products - 1960's

Flying Saucer Ashtrays by Space Age Products - 1960's

Vacuum Cleaner by Hoover - 1970's

Vacuum Cleaner by Hoover - 1970's

Rocket Bicycle by Monarch

Rocket Bicycle by Monarch

Rocket Lawn Sprinkler by Allen Mfg

Rocket Lawn Sprinkler by Allen Mfg