Photo Essay -- Destination Moon, 1950 (via @AquaVelvet)

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Fri, Jan 28th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Website Aqua-Velvet has put together this beautiful gallery of black-and-white photos taken by LIFE photographer Allan Grant (1918-2008) from the set of the 1950 movie Destination Moon.

Remarkably, Destination Moon was the first science fiction film which tried to guess what space travel would be like and, as a result, the problems humanity would face and the technology they would need to accomplish the task.

All images via LIFE photo archives / (C) LIFE

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