The magic of the universe has brought countless filmmakers unlimited reverie, the Wright brothers in 1903, a year before the formal invention of the aircraft, the French film pioneer Georges Méliès (Georges Méliès) film “Trip to the Moon”, has given way to humans take the cannon fired artillery shells flew to the moon. Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” (Hugo) in, this earliest human sci-fi film in spite of the less than 2 minutes of screen only, but we can still feel the early filmmakers from fairy tale to share space like a dream.
Englishman shot a Leica “Space Dog Lycra”
After the experience of two world wars, human flourishing aviation industry, along with the United States and the Cold War era Soviet arms race, science and technology competition is extending into space from the sky. October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite of mankind “Sputnik 号 1” (Sputnik 1), sounded the clarion call to enter the space, but also greatly stimulated the United States. November 3 month later, on the second Soviet satellites aboard a very special passenger – Lycra stray dogs, it is the first fly in space life on Earth. But Lycra fly empty few hours later died from shock and heat exhaustion. It’s heroic deeds in 2010 was adapted into nearly nine minute animated short film “Space Dog Lycra” (Laika).
Soviet space in a continuous motion, so that then US President Eisenhower wake up, he quickly made
“3D Space Dog”
The reaction, on the one hand to adjust the science and mathematics education a top priority for national policy, on the other hand in the shortest time to keep pace with the Soviet Union. February 1, 1958, America’s first man-made satellite, “Explorer” number (Explorer-1) 1 launch, October 1 the same year, NASA (NASA) was established.
After Lycra heroic sacrifice, there are a number of Soviet space hero dog killed career. Until August 19, 1960, the space dog Belka (Belka) and Manchester Reka (Strelka) aboard Sputnik 5, in space before returning to Earth safely through the day. Belka and Manchester Reka triumph when not only enjoy a grand hero courtesy, but also became the idol of children in Eastern Europe. Russia’s first 3D animated “3D Space Dog” (Space Dogs) is adapted from a true story based on the real dog.
Different from the Soviet space dog, biological experiments in space NASA phase is to have more intelligent chimpanzees. January 31, 1961, Mercury spacecraft to bring chimpanzee Ham (Ham) over the Atlantic Ocean 700 km, although there is some small errors in flight, but Beckham still survived, successful landing at sea. Despite being the first hominids into space, but did not get Belka Beckham and Manchester Reka is so treated, and eventually the rest of his life at the zoo. But Beckham’s story or to the 2008 animated film “Space chimps” (Space Chimps) gives inspiration, the film tells the story of Beckham’s Sunzai Han Tim III chimpanzees and other human companions through anything again, put on spacesuits , driving the spacecraft through the wormhole to reach the distant galaxies, searching for the missing crew.