• Short Summary

    Two High Wycombe scientists want to be the first men on the moon.

  • Description

    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

    Two scientists have designed a rocket they believe will get them to the moon. They are Mr Ross and Mr Smith. Various C/Us of the scientists at the drawing board and C/Us of their drawings of spaceships, a landing base and space suits. Their drawings of space suited men look very science fiction.

    They haven't got the money to put their plans into action alas!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1289.19
    Media URN:
    42917
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:22:00 / 01:49:23:00
    Canister:
    NP 145

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Mr Ross and Mr Smith" are Harry Ross and Ralph Smith.

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  2. davehardy says

    Yes, R.A.Smith and H.E.Ross of the British Interplanetary Society (still going strong -- see Facebook), for which this was a design study. I met them both, and Ralph inspired my own art. But what a pity the 'tag' above says 'science fiction'. It was not then, and is not today -- as Apollo proved! (The LM incorporated many features predicted by Smith and Ross.

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  3. davehardy says

    Is it possible to see the whole of this anywhere?

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