movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Thu Feb 11 2010, 08:56pm | 3 comments
Whoever uploaded this to YouTube says it’s 1940s, but it looks more 1950s to me:
Wow! Can I still get one of those rockets? It’s a toy and a game! It crashes imaginary astronauts into the moon! It’s totally cool!
And it sort of would have to be post-Sputnik to make any sense in American culture.
It can’t be 1958 I’m afraid Fun… The rocket at the beginning is a Redstone derived first stage booster for the Mercury program. The first launch (which failed) wasn’t until 21st November 1960. The earliest possible date that ad’ could have been made was after the 19th of December 1960, when the first successful launch occurred.
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