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the last census of what i used to need to keep the date of the bombs both for over france and home the 4th time for the whole of those receiving that became a letter that was the bottom of the valet's at the last dragon as word has called the home the true used. to agree books on. just being on the move just fall in love with me. first of all it's beautiful. we've all looked at it since we were children and seen the face in the moon. we choose to go to the bill. we choose to go to the mall and just became to do the other things not because they are easy but because they are.
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the moon landing on july 20th 1969 fulfilled a dream of humankind the pictures went around the world for. the program. it's become film history and part of pop culture. the moon and other celestial bodies have always captured the imagination why does outer space fascinate us so and what is it about the moon landing that continues to hold our attention a cosmic trip through arts film and music. is
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. a small step a giant for the. it was the 1st time a human had set foot on the moon. mankind had left a footprint in space. these images are reflected in our collective memory. it was far more than a scientific expedition it was the fulfillment of an age old dream of mankind an exhibition project examines the way artists have approached it high heels on the moon still refer these pointed reference to the under-representation of women in space flight this installation carries a touch of the poet earth's moon earth in 2007 scottish artist katie patterson transmitted beethoven's moonlight sonata in morse code to the moon which stood back
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to the earth in rwanda and of that we hear a piece that's been on the island and acquired slight variations from the original because on the way the sound was swallowed by a crater got lost. or the vix a fish on the water from the long ago just. lost in space. but fortunately this time it was only musical notes. before the landing artists regarded the moon above all is a mystery a celestial body an embodiment of fears and desires especially for surrealists lecturing me about that. within just a few years the movie would symbolize very different fears and desires the space race was on who will win the soviets or the americans it was the dawn
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of the space age many artists took a critical perspective on. others who were fascinated by the technology among them british pop artist richard hamilton. doubtless fog he actually sense that this moon landing this spice rice program would very noticeably affect our daily lives as i'm the concept of streamlining in design for instance or lightweight materials and the miniature as nation of technology. 969 as soon as they landed the americans planted their flag on the moon a gesture that inspired pop artist andy warhol as late as 1987 just before his death. it was billed as a mission for all mankind that heralded in a new era the euphoria spread to countries that had recently thrown off the yoke of
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colonialism spaceflights objects on stamps. used them in his painting. british nigerian artist chink has shown a body suggests a space walk in wax print suits it's a multi-faceted work centered on themes of colonialism it seems to be asking why things are the. but more colorful up there in more ways than one. life started as a shock many segments of society the black and asian communities all women have never been to the moon the job price called for men have a certain age and this work refers to that fact in a very ironic why ornish off the top thought. you know that zambia had a space program of its own in the early 1960 s. . lack of funding may have spilled its doom but the vision is retained its
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explosive political force to the present day. the most famous image in the exhibition isn't an artwork on december 24th 1968 apollo 8 astronaut william anders made the earth rise photo revealing a shining yet fragile world. the sun the site that was at the time of the vietnam war of terrible conflicts in the 1st environmental problems and of the hippie movement that expressed the desire for alternatives which we live on a planet in which we somehow have to get along and put an end to all the nationalist conflicts. on a much most moms on which is not some of these destructive to. the moon landing changed our view of our blue planet after decades of manned space travel no other
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planet has been found where humankind could live. the moon is no longer an object of fear and designer now it's the earth itself. a big orchestra and plenty of spectacle to celebrate that half. century anniversary of the moon landing. with oscar winning soundtrack composer hans zimmer and steve by one of the world's best guitars. then brian may astrophysicist and queen's lead guitarist. the concert spectacle opened the stormers festival we met the man who started it all. really my heroes so i could never never imagine that one day i'm going to put
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together a festival to bring all these heroes of my childhood to my get together and i feel a part of the festivities that i'm paying tribute to all of that. garrick israelian here next to brian may is a professor of astrophysics native to armenia he launched the stormers festival in 2011 on the canary islands bringing artists together with veteran astronauts and scientists and not just any scientists but such big names as stephen hawking. i think the main goal of stubbornness is i think. this is that's why this should create a festival of people out inspired and the one of the race to inspire them is actually to bring peace christ and. to have buzz aldrin on stage with brian may to let people see the real heroes and treat them like stars.
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the 5th edition of the festival was held in zurich switzerland the idea was to bring star mist closer to the center of europe and pay tribute to swiss aerospace research like the solar wind composition experiment developed in bam it was the only non american experiment aboard apollo 11. on the 50th anniversary of the 1st moon landing everything that star must. about the moon and the u.s. apollo missions of the night team sixty's and seventy's. america's goal was to put a human on the moon before the soviet union did. but what is the moon's attraction besides the purely physical. the fascination of want it is because you can see that everything above the beach is there and he makes a tree. look at that 1st of all it's beautiful. just being on the moon you do fall in love with it it's our. purpose
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build space station. i think it has a very special role and he studio manically pretty making people trying to write songs supposed to fit in part of the purpose of. astronauts have always credited science fiction writers like jules verne with sparking their imaginations and in turn the achievements of spaceflight happens byard art. some astronauts have become artists in their own right but nicole stott who painted watercolors in space not an easy task. the water behaves a little bit differently in microgravity than it does down here so i have little floating balls of water that i would use to dip my brush into and i painted a painting based on a picture of probably one of the most beautiful things i saw which was this little chain of islands on the northern coast of venezuela called us rochas and to me i
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remember looking out the window at it and it looked like somebody had already like they'd taken a big paintbrush and painted this wave on the ocean i think our planet is art i started like looking at earth with this idea of art appreciation you see the universe and it's all it's orderliness in all its beauty and you see how did this just happen by accident. this is this the designer i call it god. charles dukes perspective on many things has changed he was 36 years old when he piloted apollo 16 making him the youngest man ever to walk on the moon he spent a total of some 20 hours there his olympics his attempt to jump as high as possible almost cost him his life. don't ever do anything in space if you had practiced all over the many apollo was. an adventure
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in a technical mission that i had a job to do and i was focused on my own i can't say get more come back i would like to live on the moon forever but certainly stay 2 more hours would have been a great they said come on. back home he was welcomed with accolades but also skepticism even now some conspiracy theorists claim the moon landings were staged on earth were they faked the evidence is overwhelming that we landed on the moon we have. probably 300 kilos of moon rocks that are totally different than rocks the russians knew we went to the moon we want to race with them they tracked this we landed they never said it was a lie they they knew we were on the move and we did it now in terms we went to the moon to go to fake so we do it once and shut up. important to
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remember is that the apollo missions had a major political motivation they were expensive risky and always controversial their success gave us modern day heroes though some may see them as american space cowboys the star most festival is yet another tribute to their admirable teamwork and contributions to science and technology and to me. there among them is brian eno he was awarded the stephen hawking medal at the festival for the release of his legendary $983.00 apollo album. in addition researchers have even named an asteroid after him. somewhere out there a little brian eno is tumbling through space who else can say that about themselves . we met the english musician at the festival for tea and a chat. room toothpaste flavor to.
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mystic you know how do you remember the moon landing off 969 what did you do back then. i had just left art school and i was living in love the next door to my old painting professor we sat in the kitchen looking at his little television. and it was getting evening and there was a full moon in the sky. that's actually where they are now those people are there and it was an incredible moment with everything contracting into this moment in time and of course i realize that was a very historic point in the history of the human race so although the apollo missions were you know a military technological industrial. thing they were also it was a piece of art it was this idea hey we could do this we could make this happen how
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did it inspires you as an as an artist as a musician i didn't suddenly go and start making space music but i was already working with electronics and electronic instruments then the kinds of sounds that they produced were unearthly i kept finding myself thinking about the universe instead of the. yes thinking about you know galaxies and. the emptiness of space for example and i started to think actually most of the universe is silence the only place that there is any. actual noise is on us you need the atmosphere for there to be noise so we are the noise in the universe as far as we know we don't know any other source of noise. it's us just us . and when
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you say space the silence how difficult is it then to transform that into music when you say you put a very large reverberations on the side and you think the other side so spacey you know there's been all these devices in the history of music called space echo and space chamber but of course it space there's no echo. there's no sound so so we've created a human fantasy about what space is like and all that we know is that it's very big . i started to think that composing making music i should say was such an unusually human function so we do this thing called making music for quite mysterious reasons i think and i think one of the reasons is it's a way of saying i am here.
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mankind sets out to explore space. far away. and the 2nd stage tanks know. the moon landing was nationally a giant leap for mankind it was also reflected in popular culture for example david bowie song space oddity it's about an astronaut who ends. drifting in space for. fun jill shoals a legit sound that you bring. to grab it. that you love to love that show you what. the song was released days before the start of the apollo 11 mission but the b.b.c. refused to play it until the astronauts had returned safely to were told. that the jolt you mean that close to the live view was
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always inspiration for the song that didn't come from the apollo mission from a science fiction film. stanley kubrick's 2001 a space odyssey. and advertisements for the film called it the ultimate trip and probably would probably have a great. if. it was the light 960 s. after all and many young people were experimenting with psychoactive drugs. and all this mine $969.00 the woodstock festival took place in the us a key event in the history of popular music and american counter culture has. always song space oddity reached the top 5 on the good cake charts and when it was
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released in 1975 it went to number one the song has been covered by many artists. even in space. i told him a future. in 2013 the international space station commander chris hadfield sang a version of. song at the end of his mission hatfield change the lyrics slightly so that major tom returned to earth safe and sound to the capsule you just. try. to calm levon mission required a massive effort an estimated 400000 people took part in developing the technology the moon landing had a huge influence on the movies nasa itself delivered spectacular pictures in july
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969 shortly before takeoff it was perhaps the greatest human adventure of all time and would be covered on live t.v. like you know what you feel that as far as responsibilities represent a man got on his. that's relatively difficult to answer. a new documentary on apollo 11 features digitally restored footage from nasa is going to have some of the video has never been seen before. you have to kind of what all doubt one of the key moments were the moments of humanity that happened what were the things that stood out what really got me was the emotion on their faces you could see the weight of what they were about to do. the film celebrates the heroes of this historic mission. the world of cinema has always been fascinated with the moon french directors yes
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imagined a moon landing in this film from 1000 to. the film was a huge success around the world it brought viewers a step closer to the heavens the earth's only satellite a place filled with mystery and unknown dangers with dreams of adventure could turn into nightmares. in 1929 german director fritz lang portrayed the darker side of a moon mission in this silent film it was considered one of the 1st reasonably accurate science fiction movies. moon films have been popular since the early days of cinema and still are seen. a new film portrays the triumphs and the tragedies in the life of neil armstrong in
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1962 his daughter karen died of a brain tumor when she was just 2 years old. armstrong was devastated by the loss of his daughter. the film includes a scene in which armstrong 7 years later stands in silence on the edge of the moon crater in the film he casts a bracelet with his daughter's name on it into the crater. this was a man who i think was forged for failure and for loss he was not sort of you know this kind of born icon he was not he was not necessarily the sort of all american hero from the outset he was a human being it was vulnerable we made mistakes. later after the astronauts have returned to earth armstrong is shown at the quarantine facility the moon mission seems to have changed him and not for the better he's more serious and remote. many other astronauts behave the same way after their missions.
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ready. the 2011 us canadian film apollo 18 is a fictionalized account of a moon flight that never actually took place. apollo 18 was cancelled by nasa in 1980 but in the film the astronauts are sent to the moon i top secret mission it ends in disaster when the astronauts are attacked by extra terrestrials left alone in space far away from their home planets they are the most lonely people imagine. they'll they'll know only 3 plays. the soviet union was justifiably proud of its space program a $27000.00 russian film tells the story of cosmonaut aleksei leon of the 1st man
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to walk in space leon of left his orbiting capsule on march 18th 1965 and spent 12 minutes floating around outside. by the time he returned to earth soviet space officials had decided that leon of was to be part of moscow's 1st lunar mission but the project was later cancelled. was the moon landing faked a 2002 french mockumentary alleges that green down director stanley kubrick shot the scenes at a studio acting under orders from the cia the film claims that the idea for faking the landing originally came from president nixon. baby came very aware how important the visual spectacle expect going to be at 1st i didn't take it very
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seriously and never thought mode. that it could go in order before but then one of the presidential advisors i don't know general alexander haig or rumsfeld. said hesitantly. why do you we feel the 1st steps on the moon in the studio and then if we fail we can always show those pictures to the public. the film is best understood as satire as opposed to a traditional factual documentary but the production values i'm quite good so it may seem convincing to some. the moon and it's never ending magic continues to fascinate and do which is all here on earth. as neil armstrong once said the moon is an interesting place to be i recommend it
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