Trip to the Moon

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trip-to-the-moonMoonshots, in a technology context, are ambitious, exploratory, and ground-breaking projects pursued without any expectation of benefit or near-term profitability.  Such projects are usually launched without a full understanding of the potential risks.  Trip to the Moon, directed by cinemagician Georges Méliès, is a short silent film from 1902 about such endeavors, with a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon, explore the surface, escape, and return with a splash.

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