How a 1929 Silent Film Created the Countdown to Launch, and much more



Fritz Lang directed an extremely innovated film in 1929 called Woman in the Moon. (Frau Im Mond in German). He hired rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth to be his technical director, and the film was a huge success. The film heavily influenced Wernher von Braun on how he saw the future of spaceflight.

Special Thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for her support and great write-up about this story in here book, Breaking the Chains of Gravity: ins-of-gravity-book-excerpt.html

Anothe r special thanks to my brother, Seamus, who speaks German and helped me struggle through those names.

If you would like to watch the film, here is the best english version I could find: gNg