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  From the Earth to the Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la Terre à la Lune) is a humorous science fiction story written in 1865 by Jules Verne and is one of the earliest entries in that genre.
The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the total lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality.
The character of "Michel Ardan" in the novel was inspired by Nadar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/From_the_Earth_to_the_Moon   (765 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon (HBO) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the Earth to the Moon is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Largely based on Andrew Chaikin's book, A Man on the Moon, the series is known for its accurate telling of the story of Apollo and outstanding special effects.
Mare Tranquilitatis — A dramatization of the first moon landing (Apollo 11), with flashback sequences to a television interview between the Apollo 11 crew and fictional broadcaster Emmett Seaborn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/From_the_Earth_to_the_Moon_(HBO)   (959 words)

 Earth Introduction
Earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun at a distance of about 150 million kilometers (93.2 million miles).
The crew of Apollo 17 took this photograph of Earth in December 1972 while the spacecraft was traveling between the Earth and the Moon.
The Earth and Moon were imaged by Mariner 10 from 2.6 million kilometers while completing the first ever Earth-Moon encounter by a spacecraft capable of returning high resolution digital color image data.
www.solarviews.com /eng/earth.htm   (1583 words)

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The moon, by her comparative proximity, and the constantly varying appearances produced by her several phases, has always occupied a considerable share of the attention of the inhabitants of the earth.
So, then the moon displays invariably the same face to the earth; nevertheless, to be quite exact, it is necessary to add that, in consequence of certain fluctuations of north and south, and of west and east, termed her libration, she permits rather more than half, that is to say, five-sevenths, to be seen.
Regarding the path described by the moon in her revolution round the earth, the Cambridge Observatory had demonstrated that this path is a re-entering curve, not a perfect circle, but an ellipse, of which the earth occupies one of the _foci_.
www.umich.edu /~umfandsf/other/ebooks/moon10.txt   (19967 words)

In Roman Mythology, the goddess of the Earth was
The Earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old, but the oldest known rocks are about 4 billion years old and rocks older than 3 billion years are rare.
Earth is the only planet on which water can exist in liquid form on the surface (though there may be liquid ethane or methane on Titan's surface and liquid water beneath the surface of Europa).
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/earth.html   (1590 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon
Neither, he contends, is the Earth the most flawed place in the universe, "devoid of light and motion." It is part of "the dancing whirl of stars" and "[surpasses] the moon in splendor" (Galileo 45).
Mountain valleys on Earth appear similarly at dawn, when the sun illuminates the mountains before it illuminates the valleys, so Galileo concludes that these small dark areas on the moon are, in fact, mountain valleys.
During the quarter moon, half of this cavity lies in shadow although the area around it is illuminated; the other half of the cavity is lit despite the darkness that surrounds it.
www.gps.caltech.edu /~rkopp/collegepapers/galileo.html   (988 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon
Verne also took a liberty with the crew's means of disposing of the dead animal: by opening a hatch in the capsule "with the utmost care and dispatch, so as to lose as little as possible of the internal air." Aside from these technical implausibilities, Verne's most significant scientific error was his treatment of weightlessness.
He believed it occurred only at the neutral point of gravity between Earth and the Moon, and thus allowed his crew only about one hour of it during their flight.
But in terms of luxury, Verne's capsule beat Apollo hands-down: "even the Pullman cars of the Pacific Railroad could not surpass the projectile vehicle in solid comfort" and at the moment of greatest crisis on the return journey Arden is able to settle the crew's nerves with some bottles of Tokay Imperial 1863.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/F/FromEarth.html   (623 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon - Chapter X   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Indeed the moon, liquid and pliable in the first days of its formation, was originally a perfect sphere; but being soon drawn within the attraction of the earth, it became elongated under the influence of gravitation.
In becoming a satellite, she lost her native purity of form; her center of gravity was in advance of the center of her figure; and from this fact some savants draw the conclusion that the air and water had taken refuge on the opposite surface of the moon, which is never seen from the earth.
The portion of the moon which the projectile was nearing was the northern hemisphere, that which the selenographic maps place below; for these maps are generally drawn after the outline given by the glasses, and we know that they reverse the objects.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/sciencefiction/FromtheEarthtotheMoon/chap38.html   (987 words)

 News@theLogBook.com - From The Earth To The Moon
From The Earth To The Moon miniseries is a beautifully written and wonderfully executed vision of the American race to reach the moon.
From The Earth To The Moon, executive-produced by Tom Hanks (who played the part of real-life astronaut Jim Lovell in Apollo 13), takes the story of the entire Apollo program and expands it out to an epic twelve-hour, commercial free length, something which is necessary for a story of this complexity.
Politics were always a huge influence on the race to the moon - face it, at the height of the Cold War, the race to the moon was entirely political and only secondarily scientific - and this episode demonstrates the behind-the-scenes machinations accurately.
www.thelogbook.com /zine/apollo.html   (1584 words)

 From The Earth To The Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
“From The Earth To The Moon“ is a 12-hour long TV miniseries that was initiated and produced by Tom Hanks for HBO.
Sadly, the interest in the space program and its goal was not born out of any scientific reasons or the curiosity to explore the moon, it was a pure political statement the American government wanted to make to emphasize America’s superiority over the communistic Soviets.
Enthusiastic about their success so far, NASA started to Apollo program, whose ultimate goal was to take a crew to the moon, allow them to walk the moon’s surface and safely return them home to the Earth.
www.dvdreview.com /html/from_the_earth_to_the_moon.html   (2046 words)

 TechnoFILE Reviews "From the Earth to the Moon" on DVD
HBO's remarkable four disc DVD set of the miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" is such an event and I couldn't help but watch it filled with a sense of awe and pride at the accomplishments it recounts.
"Earth" is a wonderful miniseries that was obviously a labor of love for those who made it - a list that includes Tom Hanks (whose vision the project was) and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment.
Detailing Project Apollo's wildly successful mission to put humanity onto the Earth's moon, it focuses equally upon the technology and the people who ultimately pulled off what many consider to be mankind's greatest achievement.
www.technofile.com /dvds/earth_moon.html   (923 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon
Helium balloons were used to enhance the appearance of the astronauts walking on the moon.
Actual Nasa spacecraft were used in the filming of From the Earth to the Moon.
Part 8: We Interrupt This Program - While the nearly disastrous flight of Apollo 13 from the Earth to the Moon has been dramatized many times before, HBO presented a unique perspective by concentrating on how the press covered it and the inter-relationship of the press with Nasa.
www.crazyabouttv.com /fromearthtomoon.html   (758 words)

 From Earth To The Moon
However in FTETTM, the fire is shown to have started near the foot of one of the astronauts, when a wire behind a panel sparked.
Having Buzz Aldren literally ride the spacecraft as it flew towards the moon was a nice visual, and the last scene of Deke pointing out that one of the men in that room would be the first on the moon was a very poignant moment.
Please put "From Earth To The Moon" in the Subject line and include your real name, city and state (or province and county as the case may be) in the body of the e-mail so I can give you credit if you are the first person to bring up a particular nit.
www.nitcentral.com /oddsends/e2m.htm   (3115 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon, Verne - Timeline Index
From the Earth to the Moon, Verne - Timeline Index
Jules Verne's novel "From the Earth to the Moon" is the imaginative story of an attempt, made shortly after the U.S. Civil War, to send a projectile to the moon.
"From the Earth to the Moon" is a terrific adventure story and a pioneering classic of 19th century science fiction.
www.timelineindex.com /content/view/840   (328 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon
Its distance from the surface of the moon may be estimated at approximately 2,830 miles.
There are two possibilities: either lunar gravity will eventually draw the projectile to the surface of the moon and the explorers will reach their destination, or the projectile will be held in a fixed orbit and will continue to move around the moon until the end of time.
Verne, J. From the Earth to the Moon.
educ.queensu.ca /~science/main/concept/gen/g06/G06CDMA2.htm   (1541 words)

 earthmoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Each simply connected region on the earth is a country and has a corresponding simply connected colony on the moon.
The lower bound is easily demonstrated by drawing 8 states, any one adjacent to any other on either the earth or the moon.
The dual form of the problem asks for the maximum chromatic number among all graphs of thickness two (a thickness-two graph is one having an edge partition into two planar graphs, one on the earth and one on the moon).
www.emba.uvm.edu /~archdeac/problems/earthmoo.htm   (399 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon - Chapter V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicholl understood that the president was deducting from the terrestrial diameter the projectile's distance from the earth.
If then these Selenites have existed their hundreds of thousands of years, and if their brain is of the same organization of the human brain, they have already invented all that we have invented, and even what we may invent in future ages.
It has been calculated that, had our earth been carried along in its course by the comet of 1861, at its perihelion, that is, its nearest approach to the sun, it would have undergone a heat 28,000 times greater than that of summer.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/sciencefiction/FromtheEarthtotheMoon/chap33.html   (2062 words)

 "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) (mini)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After Alan Shepard had his 15 minutes as the first American in space, JFK made it clear that we needed to get to the Moon by 1970.
The mini series details every step of the way, touching on the Apollo 1 disaster, all the steps to getting to the Moon (staying in orbit, space walks, docking, etc), the development of the Lunar Modules, and the inevitable voyage of Apollo 11 that landed on the Moon.
From the Earth to the Moon also details the NASA/press relationship, astronaut training, the astronaut wives, etc. It's such details and perspective that make this stand out as an amazing miniseries.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0120570   (457 words)

 Flying Dreams: HBO's From the Earth to the Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
How to get to the moon: many ideas--a few offbeat--are posed, but the two primary ideas are, at first, direct ascent and earth orbit rendezvous.
After Apollo 11, the next moon landing had to be an anticlimax--but the crew of Apollo 12 perform their mission with a good-natured attitude that infects this installment.
Keeping all worries away from their husbands not to jeopardize their husbands' positions on the flightline and supporting each other during crises leads to strain for many of the wives: shy Pat White is uncomfortable with the publicity that surrounds the astronauts, Susan Borman begins drinking heavily, others feel alienated.
www.flyingdreams.org /tv/gallery/earth.htm#episodes   (2750 words)

 SPACE.com -- DVD Review: From the Earth to the Moon
HBO's 12-part miniseries "From Earth to the Moon" is available in a new DVD box set.
But it is only From the Earth to the Moon that covers the broad spectrum of NASA’s entire Apollo effort, from the astronauts and their wives to the Apollo test flights that never left Earth orbit let alone the ground.
The effort culminated with the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, and was followed by five more successful landings and one space crisis.
www.space.com /entertainment/050923_ent_earthtomoon.html   (741 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: From the Earth to the Moon [2005] (REGION 1) (NTSC): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From the Earth to the Moon [2005] (REGION 1) (NTSC)
‘From the Earth to the Moon’ is an excellent recreation of America’s space programme from incidents occurring during the earliest test flights to the final Apollo mission in 1967.
"From the Earth to the Moon" is not as informative as a documentary, but it certainly focus on the actual nuts and bolts of sending men to the moon.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000A0GYD2   (1411 words)

 DVD Review - From the Earth to the Moon
But after watching crew after crew leave the Earth on Gemini and Apollo, Shepard decides to risk an experimental ear surgery that could pave the way for a new mission - a trip to the moon as commander of Apollo 14.
All of NASA's hopes for the future (more moon missions, a lunar base, a manned mission to Mars) were dashed when Congress decided to pull the plug on its support and funding.
To recreate the 1/6 gravity of the moon, actors were harnessed to giant helium balloons, adding just the right amount of bounce to their step.
www.thedigitalbits.com /reviews/fromtheearthtothemoon.html   (3447 words)

 On reading Verne's From the Earth to the Moon
The profession of the artillerist was central to Verne's story, From the Earth to the Moon.
The cannon designer of the day was the most apt candidate to solve the problem of how to vault to the moon.
Verne's imagined moon influenced Goddard and others who in turn influenced the individuals who ultimately built the 'moon cannon,' the Nasa Saturn Apollo 11.
radio.weblogs.com /0115044/stories/2002/12/15/onReadingVernesFromTheEarthToTheMoon.html   (260 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon: Chapter IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From the Earth to the Moon: Chapter IV From the Earth to the Moon
In proportion as we recede from the earth the action of gravitation diminishes in the inverse ratio of the square of the distance; that is to say, at three times a given distance the action is nine times less.
But although the moon passes her perigee every month, she does not reach the zenith always at exactly the same moment.
jv.gilead.org.il /pg/moon/04.html   (1300 words)

 From The Earth To The Moon LogBook
This objective will require knowledge, technology and materials that don't even exist yet, and hundreds or thousands of people will be required to create them...and this pledge has been made on the heels of a single fifteen-minute spaceflight, while the Soviets continue to leap ahead of their American counterparts at every turn.
But some seventy years later, Apollo 17 - the last of the Apollo moon missions - has landed on the moon in December 1972, and astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt are performing the longest moonwalk in history.
Melies' spectacular movie about a trip to the moon was eventually procured and copied en masse by Thomas Edison, robbing the French director of even the slightest portion of his film's financial rewards.
www.thelogbook.com /log/prisoner/earth.html   (2047 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon, Various Directors (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is an excellent series that goes very in depth into the whole of the Apollo space flights and the United States manned missions to the moon.
It also covers the addition of new inspirational teachers before Apollo 15, and the lives of the wives who are left at home, and barely see their husbands.
A personal favorite is on the construction of the Lunar Module, or LEM, which allowed astronauts to land on the moon, and a second is on Apollo 12 and the real camaraderie and true friendship of that crew.
www.whaleofatale.net /iblog/B1015229468/C710474979/E20051202102503   (323 words)

 From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
There is almost nothing in the way of special effects shots - the rocket launch is limited to a series of exteriors of the capsule where the crane cable and arm holding it are clearly visible.
In Verne's original 1865 novel, the Baltimore Gun Club set themselves the challenge of building a rocket to go to the Moon; now club president Barbicane is an munitions industrialist and his scheme is that of firing a rocket to the Moon in order to demonstrate his powerful new explosive.
It's a scheme that doesn't really make a lot of sense and one where the film's desire to add a comment on the arms debate leave us uncertain whether this is something that the film supports or condemns.
www.moria.co.nz /sf/fromearthtomoon.htm   (632 words)

 Models of the Earth and the Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
C) Children stand in front of a lamp holding a pencil with a styrofoam ball on it at eye level.
As they circle their "moonball" they observe and name the lighted parts of it corresponding to the various phases of the moon.
Performance Assessment: The student will be successful when he can explain to another person--in an oral, written, illustrated or demonstrative manner--what causes day and night, the seasons of the year and the phases of the moon.
www.iit.edu /~smile/ph9404.html   (222 words)

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