Did you know that the film Fly Me to the Moon ‘will break new ground as the first-ever computer animated film designed, created and produced from first frame, exclusively for the 3D experience?’
Well, we didn’t. But we were taken with the spacey facts that were included in the press release – and we’ve included below the trailer. Shucks, we always wanted to be like Bruce Dern in Silent Running.
Fly Me to the Moon blasts off on October 3.
1. There are usually two rockets a week launched into space from somewhere in the world.
2. On Earth the jet-powered pack that astronauts use to walk in space weighs 140 kg (310 lbs). In space it weighs nothing!
3. The main fuel tank of the space shuttle is as tall as a 15-storey building!
4. The space station goes around the world once every 90 minutes, or 16 times a day!
5. The word ‘astronaut’ actually means ‘star sailor’ in Latin. The Russian word for astronaut is ‘cosmonaut’.
6. The European Space Agency (ESA) received 22,000 applications for a recent astronaut-training position.
7. One unpleasant effect of zero gravity is space motion sickness. Many astronauts feel nauseous, but the symptoms usually wear off after a few days.
8. As part of their training, all trainee astronauts must swim three lengths of a 25-metre pool wearing a flight suit and gym shoes.
9. International Space Station astronauts Susan Helms and Jim Voss made the longest space walk in history on 11 March 2001 -8 hours and 56 minutes.
10. At first food such as bread and biscuits couldn’t be eaten in space because it produced crumbs that could float off and clog up the equipment.
11. Space-walking astronauts are now able to wear jet-pack life jackets called SAFER. These enable them to fly back to the space station if they accidentally become untethered from the craft.
12. Some astronauts feel dizzy and have trouble walking once they’ve returned to Earth. This is caused by a temporary drop in blood pressure.
13. The world’s most powerful rocket was the Saturn V. It guzzled 13,000 kilograms (28,660 pounds) of fuel a second. That’s how much 4 elephants weigh!
14. The International Space Station (ISS) will be the biggest thing ever built in space.
15. Even though it is way up in space, it is possible to see the International Space Station from Earth. It looks like a star but you can see it move.
To discover more space facts visit the Science Museum, London.frame, exclusively for the 3D experience?’
Posted by Cptn
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