• 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!

  • Tags

  • 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.

  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.

  3. davehardy says

    Is it possible to see the whole of this anywhere?

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